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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 left-hand·ed /-ˈhændɪd, ˈtæn-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 left-hand·ed /ˈlɛftˈhændɪd, ˈlɛfˈtæn-/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology

 左 左手

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Left-hand·ed, a.
 1. Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right.
 2. Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as, a left-handed compliment.
    The commendations of this people are not always left-handed and detractive.   --Landor.
 3. Having a direction contrary to that of the hands of a watch when seen in front; -- said of a twist, a rotary motion, etc., looked at from a given direction.
 Left-handed marriage, a morganatic marriage. See Morganatic.
 Left-handed screw, a screw constructed to advance away from the observer, when turned, as in a nut, with a left-handed rotation. An ordinary wood screw is right-handed.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: using or intended for the lefts hand; "left-handed golfers
             need left-handed clubs"; "left-handed scissors" [ant:
             ambidextrous, right-handed]
      2: (of marriages) illicit or informal; "in Colonial America
         left-handed marriages between Frenchmen and Indians were
      3: (of marriages) of a marriage between one of royal or noble
         birth and one of lower rank; valid but with the
         understanding that the rank of the inferior remains
         unchanged and offspring do not succeed to titles or
         property of the superior [syn: morganatic]
      4: rotating to the left [syn: levorotary, levorotatory]
      5: ironically ambiguous; "a left-handed compliment"
      6: not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands;
         "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance";
         "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely
         empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor
         creature"- Mary H. Vorse [syn: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered,
          ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Judg. 3:15; 20:16), one unable to use the right hand skilfully,
    and who therefore uses the left; and also one who uses the left
    as well as the right, ambidexter. Such a condition of the hands
    is due to physical causes. This quality was common apparently in
    the tribe of Benjamin.