Right-handed

Definition of Right-handed

Right´-hand`ed
a.1.Using the right hand habitually, or more easily than the left.
2.Having the same direction or course as the movement of the hands of a watch seen in front; - said of the motion of a revolving object looked at from a given direction.
3.(Zool.) Having the whorls rising from left to right; dextral; - said of spiral shells. See Illust. of Scalaria.
Right-handed screw
a screw, the threads of which, like those of a common wood screw, wind spirally in such a direction that the screw advances away from the observer when turned with a right-handed movement in a fixed nut.

Related Words

clockwise, dextrorotary, dextrorotatory
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