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dex·ter

 (dĕk′stər)
adj.
1. Of or located on the right side.
2. Heraldry Situated on or being the side of a shield on the wearer's right and the observer's left.
3. Obsolete Auspicious; favorable.

[Latin; see deks- in Indo-European roots.]

Dexter

(ˈdɛkstə)
n
(Biography) John. 1925–90, British actor and theatre director

dexter

(ˈdɛkstə)
n
(Breeds) a small breed of red or black beef cattle, originally from Ireland
[C19: perhaps from the surname of the original breeder]

Dexter

(ˈdɛkstə)
n
(Biography) John. 1925–90, British actor and theatre director

dex•ter

(ˈdɛk stər)

adj.
1. on the right side; right.
2. being or pertaining to the side of a heraldic shield to the right of the bearer. Compare sinister (def. 5).
[1555–65; < Latin: right-hand, favorable; akin to Gothic taihswa, Old Irish dess, Greek dexiós, Lithuanian dẽšinas, Skt dakṣina]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dexter - on or starting from the wearer's right
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
dextral - of or on the right; "a dextral gastropod shell with the apex upward has its opening on the right when facing the observer"; "a dextral flatfish lies with the right eye uppermost"
Translations

dex·ter

a. diestro-a; a la derecha.
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On the scutcheon we'll have a bend OR in the dexter base, a saltire MURREY in the fess, with a dog, couchant, for common charge, and under his foot a chain embattled, for slavery, with a chevron VERT in a chief engrailed, and three invected lines on a field AZURE, with the nombril points rampant on a dancette indented; crest, a runaway nigger, SABLE, with his bundle over his shoulder on a bar sinister; and a couple of gules for supporters, which is you and me; motto, MAGGIORE FRETTA, MINORE OTTO.
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