on or to the left:
a left-hand turn at the intersection.
of, for, or with the left hand.
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
- Left-hand buoy
noun, Navigation. 1. a distinctive buoy marking the side of a channel regarded as the left or port side.
- Left-hand dagger
noun 1. . [French man gohsh] /French mɛ̃ ˈgoʊʃ/ noun 1. 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 […]