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left-hand

(lĕft′hănd′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or located on the left.
2. Relating to, designed for, or done with the left hand.

left-hand

adj (prenominal)
1. of, relating to, located on, or moving towards the left: this car is left-hand drive; a left-hand bend.
2. for use by the left hand; left-handed

left′-hand′



adj.
1. on or to the left.
2. of, for, or with the left hand.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.left-hand - intended for the left hand; "I rarely lose a left-hand glove"
left-handed - using or intended for the left hand; "left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs"; "left-handed scissors"
2.left-hand - located on or directed toward the left; "a car with left-hand drive"
left - being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north; "my left hand"; "left center field"; "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"
Translations

left-hand

[ˈlefthænd] ADJ left-hand drive: a left-hand drive carun coche con el volante a la izquierda
is it a left-hand drive?¿tiene el volante a la izquierda?
left-hand pagepágina f izquierda
left-hand sidelado m izquierdo, izquierda f
the house is on the left-hand sidela casa está a la izquierda or en el lado izquierdo
on the left-hand side of the roaden el lado izquierdo de la carretera
left-hand turnvuelta f a la izquierda
to make a left-hand turngirar a la izquierda

left-hand

[ˈlɛftˌhænd] adja sinistra
left-hand page → pagina a or di sinistra
left-hand side → (parte f) sinistra
on the left-hand side → sulla or a sinistra, sul lato sinistro

left2

(left) adjective
on, for, or belonging to, the side of the body that in most people has the less skilful hand (the side of a person or thing which is toward the west when that person or thing is facing north-opposite to right). She wore an engagement ring on her left hand; They drive on the left side of the road in Britain.
adverb
to or towards this side. He turned left at the end of the road.
noun
1. the left side, part etc. He sat on her left; She turned to her left; Take the first road on the left; Keep to the left!
2. within a political party, Parliament etc, the most radical or socialist group.
ˈleft-hand adjective
1. at the left; to the left of something else. the bottom left-hand drawer of the desk.
2. towards the left. a left-hand bend in the road.
left-ˈhanded adjective
having the left hand more skilful than the right.
left-ˈhandedness noun
left-ˈwing adjective
(having opinions which are) radical, socialist or communist.
left wing
the left of a political party.

left-hand

عَنِ اليَسَارِ levý venstre links αριστερόχειρας de la izquierda vasemmanpuoleinen gauche koji je nalijevo mancino 左側の 왼쪽의 links venstrehånds- leworęczny à esquerda левосторонний vänster- มือซ้าย sol bên phía tay trái 左侧的
References in classic literature ?
You float along down about twenty miles, and you'll come to a town on the left-hand side of the river.
That night about ten we hove in sight of the lights of a town away down in a left-hand bend.
We laid up for the day on a towhead tolerable close to the left-hand bank.
At last, convinced by the oft-recurring phenomenon, I cast my all upon the left-hand archway; yet it was with a lingering doubt that I turned a parting look at the sullen waters which rolled, dark and forbidding, from beneath the grim, low archway on the right.
Quickly I abandoned all thought of the left-hand passage, and a moment later had turned into the right.
The sorapus nutshell had proved a false prophet, and, after all, my intuition had been correct--it was the left-hand channel that I should have followed.
Gurth was hurried along agreeably to this mandate, and having been dragged somewhat roughly over the bank, on the left-hand side of the lane, found himself in a straggling thicket, which lay betwixt it and the open common.
Features of the Wilderness- Herds of Buffalo.- Antelopes- Their Varieties and Habits.- John Day.- His Hunting Strategy- Interview with Three Arickaras- Negotiations Between the Rival Parties - The Left-Handed and the Big Man, two Arickara Chiefs.- Arickara Village- Its Inhabitants- Ceremonials on Landing- A Council Lodge.- Grand Conference - Speech of Lisa.- Negotiation for Horses.
One, a fine-looking man, much above the common size, was hereditary chief of the village; he was called the Left-handed, on account of a personal peculiarity.
They landed amidst a rabble crowd, and were received on the bank by the left-handed chief, who conducted them into the village with grave courtesy; driving to the right and left the swarms of old squaws, imp-like boys, and vagabond dogs, with which the place abounded.
And it will be even a disadvantage to you; a left-handed man is very troublesome to people who are not prepared for it.
"To be left-handed is usually to be two-handed; the right-handed people are usually one-handed."