[French man gohsh] /French mɛ̃ ˈgoʊʃ/
a dagger of the 16th and 17th centuries, held in the left hand in dueling and used to parry the sword of an opponent.
[left-han-did] /ˈlɛftˈhæn dɪd/ adjective 1. having the left hand more dominant or effective than the right; preferably using the left hand: a left-handed pitcher. 2. adapted to or performed by the left hand: a left-handed tool; a left-handed tennis serve. 3. situated on the side of the left hand. 4. Machinery. 5. Building Trades. (def […]
- Left-handed compliment
A compliment with two meanings, one of which is unflattering to the receiver: “The senator said that her opponent was quite competent for someone so inexperienced; you hear nothing but left-handed compliments in these debates.” noun phrase Praise that is subtle dispraise; reluctant and dubious praise: Telling her she has the constitution of a horse […]
- Left-handed monkey wrench
noun A nonexistent tool left nut Related Terms gripe one’s ass
[left-han-der, -han-] /ˈlɛftˈhæn dər, -ˌhæn-/ noun 1. a person who is , especially a baseball pitcher who throws with the left hand. 2. Informal. a slap or punch delivered with the left hand. noun 1. a blow with the left hand 2. a left-handed person