left-handed

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left-handed (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to one who uses his or her left hand in preference to, or more skillfully than, his or her right.
  2. Intended to be worn on, or used by, the left hand.
  3. Turning or spiraling from right to left; anticlockwise.
  4. Awkward or maladroit.

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left-handed (uncountable)

  1. Left-handed people, taken as a whole.
    • 1992, Antonio E. Puente & ‎Robert J. McCaffrey, Handbook of Neuropsychological Assessment, ISBN 0306439409, page 147:
      Evidence contradicting this principle came from a study of epileptic patients by Penfield and Roberts (1959) who found that dysphasia following surgery on the right hemisphere was not significantly more frequent in the left-handed than in the right-handed.

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