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dexter 1

Line breaks: dex¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkstə/

adjective

[attributive] archaic & Heraldry
On or towards the right-hand side (in a coat of arms, from the bearer’s point of view, i.e. the left as it is depicted). The opposite of sinister.
Example sentences
  • It's blue, master, with a red stripe sinister, and a yellow emblem on the dexter side.
  • It is basically a wide stripe that runs from dexter chief to sinister base.
  • And they will be even more fortunate if the attendant planets are in dexter aspect

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin, 'on the right'.

Words that rhyme with dexter

Webster • Leinster

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dexter 2 Line breaks: dex¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkstə/

noun

An animal of a small, hardy breed of Irish cattle.
Example sentences
  • This month, we're mostly eating longhorn; last year, it was dexter.
  • As well as the beef and dexter sections, dairy classes will be back for the first time since the foot-and-mouth outbreak, and the popular young handler classes return, featuring guinea pigs, chickens and dogs.

Origin

Late 19th century: said to have been named after the breeder.

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