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[left-hand] /ˈlɛftˈhænd/
on or to the left:
a left-hand turn at the intersection.
of, for, or with the left hand.
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; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for left-hand
  • When you turn this feature on, you will get a small bubble in the lower, left-hand corner of the screen.
  • It's always on the left-hand column, and it does exactly what the name suggests.
  • My own prime location is at the left-hand end of a row or table.
  • Whatever is at the left-hand margin will get high visual attention.
  • Ask them to write descriptions of these three customs in each of the rows in the left-hand column of their charts.
  • But nine years ago the sun was vomiting intense magnetic activity and solar flares, as seen in the left-hand solar maximum images.
  • Ask them to choose several of their self-stick notes and place them in the column on the left-hand side of the page.
  • The left-hand part of the figure appears as three shiny oval tubes.
  • Sounds early in an image represent the left-hand side of the scene, while those late in it represent the right.
  • But note well that there is ample evidence that we're already on the left-hand side of it.
British Dictionary definitions for left-hand


adjective (prenominal)
of, relating to, located on, or moving towards the left: this car is left-hand drive, a left-hand bend
for use by the left hand; left-handed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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