Left-handed

Definition of Left-handed

Left´-hand`ed
a.1.Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right.
2.Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as, a left-handed compliment.
The commendations of this people are not always left-handed and detractive.
- Landor.
3.Having a direction contrary to that of the hands of a watch when seen in front; - said of a twist, a rotary motion, etc., looked at from a given direction.
Left-handed marriage
a morganatic marriage. See Morganatic.
Left-handed screw
a screw constructed to advance away from the observer, when turned, as in a nut, with a left-handed rotation. An ordinary wood screw is right-handed.

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