left hand

left-hand

[left-hand]
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.
a.
(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.
b.
(of a casement sash) having the hinges on the left when seen from inside the window.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English

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left-hand
 
adj
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 definition


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

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