right hand

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right′ hand′

1. the hand on a person's right side.
2. the right side.
3. a position of honor or special trust.
4. a very valuable person.


1. located on the right.
3. being of great assistance: my right-hand man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.right hand - the hand that is on the right side of the bodyright hand - the hand that is on the right side of the body; "he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left"; "hit him with quick rights to the body"
hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
References in classic literature ?
In another and later clinch, when she had already relaxed and sighed her relief at seeing him safely snuggled, Ponta, his chin over Joe's shoulder, lifted his right arm and struck a terrible downward blow on the small of the back.
His right arm was lifted and seemed to lack the hand--at least, I could see none.
She faced the doorway of a room, shut her eyes tightly, and then, thrusting aside the heavy draperies, she advanced blindly with her right arm outstretched before her.
Let them enter by the southwest gate, and look out for the man with a white cloth around his right arm."
The skeleton dimensions I shall now proceed to set down are copied verbatim from my right arm, where I had them tattooed; as in my wild wanderings at that period, there was no other secure way of preserving such valuable statistics.
"My master, my dear master was cheering on his comrades with his right arm raised on high, when one of the balls whizzing close to my head struck him.
The king waved his right arm and, evidently nervous, sang something badly and sat down on a crimson throne.
"Now, then, what are you chattering there together about?" said Gryphus, rising and supporting his right arm with his left.
His right arm, from the elbow down, looked as though it had gone through a threshing machine, what of the ravage wrought by claws and fangs.
And if ye appertain to me, still it is not as my right arm.
Tarzan of the Apes waited until the upcut of a wicked tusk would have laid open his thigh, then he moved--just the least bit to one side; but so quickly that lightning was a sluggard by comparison, and as he moved, he stooped low and with all the great power of his right arm drove the long blade of his father's hunting knife straight into the heart of Horta, the boar.
'I tell you, Fledgeby,' repeated Lammle, with a sweep of his right arm, 'the whole thing's wrong.