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[rahyt-han-did] /ˈraɪtˈhæn dɪd/
having the right hand or arm more serviceable than the left; using the right hand by preference:
a right-handed painter.
adapted to or performed by the right hand:
a right-handed lever; right-handed penmanship.

rotating clockwise.
noting a helical, or spiral, member, as a gear tooth or screw thread, that twists clockwise as it recedes from an observer.

Building Trades. right-hand (def 5).
adverb, Also, right-handedly
in a right-handed manner or fashion:
The door opens right-handed.
with the right hand:
She writes right-handed.
toward the right hand or in a clockwise direction:
The strands of the rope are laid right-handed.
using the right hand with greater skill or ease than the left
performed with the right hand: right-handed writing
made for use by the right hand
worn on the right hand
turning from left to right; clockwise

right-handed adj.
Using the right hand more skillfully or easily than the left.


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