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right-handed

[rahyt-han-did] /ˈraɪtˈhæn dɪd/
adjective
1.
having the right hand or arm more serviceable than the left; using the right hand by preference:
a right-handed painter.
2.
adapted to or performed by the right hand:
a right-handed lever; right-handed penmanship.
3.
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.
4.
Building Trades. right-hand (def 5).
adverb, Also, right-handedly
5.
in a right-handed manner or fashion:
The door opens right-handed.
6.
with the right hand:
She writes right-handed.
7.
toward the right hand or in a clockwise direction:
The strands of the rope are laid right-handed.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
Related forms
right-handedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for right-handedness

right-handed

adjective
1.
using the right hand with greater skill or ease than the left
2.
performed with the right hand: right-handed writing
3.
made for use by the right hand
4.
worn on the right hand
5.
turning from left to right; clockwise
Derived Forms
right-handedly, adverb
right-handedness, noun
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right-handedness in Medicine

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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Slang definitions & phrases for right-handedness

right-handed

adjective

Heterosexual; straight: He was about 60 percent right-handed and he ended up as a male go-go dancer (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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