Meaning of right-handed


Pronunciation: (rīt'han'did), [key]
— adj.
  1. having the right hand or arm more serviceable than the left; using the right hand by preference: a right-handed painter.
  2. adapted to or performed by the right hand: a right-handed lever; right-handed penmanship.
    1. rotating clockwise.
    2. noting a helical, or spiral, member, as a gear tooth or screw thread, that twists clockwise as it recedes from an observer.
  3. right-hand (def. 5).
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