Definition of left-handed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌleft ˈhændɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌleft ˈhændɪd//
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  1. 1(of a person) finding it easier to use the left hand to write, hit a ball, etc. than the right a left-handed golfer I'm left-handed.
  2. 2(of tools, etc.) designed to be used by somebody who finds it easier to use their left hand left-handed scissors a left-handed guitar
  3. 3(of actions, etc.) done with your left hand a left-handed serve a left-handed catch opposite right-handed
  4. Idioms (North American English) = a backhanded compliment