Meaning of “left-hand” in the English Dictionary

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"left-hand" in British English

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left-handadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈleft.hænd/ us /ˈleft.hænd/

A2 on or to the left:

the left-hand side

More examples

  • You'll find the knives and forks in the left-hand drawer.
  • The right-hand dial shows the temperature, and the left-hand one shows the air pressure.
  • There's a dirty mark on the top left-hand corner of the photo.
  • Tens go in the left-hand column and units in the right.
  • He lost all feeling on his left-hand side.

(Definition of “left-hand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"left-hand" in American English

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left-handadjective [ not gradable ]

/ˈleftˌhænd/

on or to the left:

the left-hand column

(Definition of “left-hand” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)