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Meaning of “left-handed” in the English Dictionary

"left-handed" in British English

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left-handedadjective

uk   us   /ˌleftˈhæn.dɪd/
using ​yourlefthand to write and do most things: Are you left-handed? a left-handed ​bowler designed to be used by a left-handed ​person: left-handed ​scissors done using the ​lefthand: a left-handed ​golfswing
left-handed
adverb uk   us  
with the ​lefthand
left-handedness
noun [U] uk   us   /-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]

 /ˈleftˈhæn·dɪd/
using the ​lefthand for writing and for most other things A thing is ​described as left-handed if it is done with the ​lefthand or ​designed to be used by a ​person with the ​lefthand: left-handed ​scissors
(Definition of left-handed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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