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left-hand

[left-hand] /ˈlɛftˈhænd/
adjective
1.
on or to the left:
a left-hand turn at the intersection.
2.
of, for, or with the left hand.
3.
Building Trades.
  1. (of a door) having the hinges on the left when seen from the exterior of the building, room, closet, etc., to which the doorway leads.
  2. (of a casement sash) having the hinges on the left when seen from inside the window.
Origin of left-hand
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English
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  • The left foot is placed in the iron assisted by the left hand, if needed.

  • At the top was crimson, at the right hand blue, and at the left hand yellow.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • He does not, he cannot stop to see what his left hand is doing.

    The Everett massacre Walker C. Smith
  • "Lie low, mes enfants," cried Aylward, motioning with his left hand.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • In his left hand he holdeth a golden crozier, and in his right hand he useth a pair of goldsmith's tongs.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
British Dictionary definitions for left hand

left-hand

adjective (prenominal)
1.
of, relating to, located on, or moving towards the left: this car is left-hand drive, a left-hand bend
2.
for use by the left hand; left-handed
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left hand in the Bible

among the Hebrews, denoted the north (Job 23:9; Gen. 14:15), the face of the person being supposed to be toward the east.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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