right hand

noun
1.
the hand that is on the right side, or the side opposite that where the heart is.
2.
the right side, as of a person, especially this side considered as the side of precedence or courtesy.
3.
a position of honor or special trust.
4.
an extremely efficient or reliable person or, sometimes, tool, especially a person considered as one's assistant.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English

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right-hand

[rahyt-hand]
adjective
1.
on the right.
2.
of, for, or with the right hand.
3.
most reliable, valuable, or useful, as a helper or assistant.
5.
Also, right-handed. Building Trades.
a.
(of a door) having the hinges on the right 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 right when seen from inside the window.

Origin:
adj. use of right hand

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right-hand
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, located on, or moving towards the right: a right-hand bend; this car has right-hand drive
2.  for use by the right hand; right-handed
3.  right-hand man one's most valuable assistant or supporter

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Example sentences
In the last photo, on the beach in the right hand corner, there is a surfer and
  his dog.
His left hand mimics a big structure collapsing violently on the back of the
  right hand.
Maybe the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.
Start twisting the torso to the right, with the right hand on the floor behind
  you and the left elbow against the left thigh.
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