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right-handed

[ rahyt-han-did ]
/ ˈraɪtˈhæn dɪd /
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adjective
having the right hand or arm more serviceable than the left; using the right hand by preference: a right-handed painter.
adapted to or performed by the right hand: a right-handed lever; right-handed penmanship.
Machinery.
  1. rotating clockwise.
  2. noting a helical, or spiral, member, as a gear tooth or screw thread, that twists clockwise as it recedes from an observer.
Building Trades. right-hand (def. 5).
adverb Also right-hand·ed·ly.
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Origin of right-handed

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

OTHER WORDS FROM right-handed

right-hand·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for right-handed

right-handed

adjective
using the right hand with greater skill or ease than the left
performed with the right handright-handed writing
made for use by the right hand
worn on the right hand
turning from left to right; clockwise

Derived forms of right-handed

right-handedly, adverbright-handedness, noun
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Medical definitions for right-handed

right-handed

adj.
Using the right hand more skillfully or easily than the left.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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