Meaning of “left-handed” in the English Dictionary

"left-handed" in English

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uk /ˌleftˈhæn.dɪd/ us /ˌleftˈhæn.dɪd/
adverb uk us

with the left hand

noun [ U ] uk /ˌleftˈhæn.dɪd.nəs/ us /ˌleftˈhæn.dɪd.nəs/

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

"left-handed" in American English

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left-handedadjective, adverb [ not gradable ]


using the left hand for writing and for most other things

A thing is described as left-handed if it is done with the left hand or designed to be used by a person with the left hand:

left-handed scissors

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