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
If you put on your gloves, only your right hand fits into your right-hand glove.
Then they repeat the sequence on the right-hand side.
The right-hand part looks corrugated, with three alternating pairs of shallow
  matte ridges and grooves.
The right-hand chart illustrates the alternative theory.
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