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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Definitions for ambisinister

  1. Clumsy or unskillful with both hands.

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Citations for ambisinister
I feared I had simply become ambisinister until I realized that his sitar had fewer frets than mine did. Richard Connerney, The Upside Down Tree: India's Changing Culture
Professor Fischer says that the reserve physicians "Were surgically ambisinister, medically at the zero point, and lacking in discipline, military skill and temperance." , The military surgeon: Journal of the Association of Military, Volume 34, 1914
Origin of ambisinister
Ambisinister is a combination of the Latin roots Ambi-, "both," and sinister, "to the left side."