Definition of left hand in English:

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left hand

Pronunciation: /lɛftˈhand/


1The hand of a person’s left side.
Example sentences
  • Over 20 children played games, painted and ate their lunch only using their left hands.
  • Nobody knows what causes about one in 10 people to have dominant left hands.
  • People who agree with the statement raise their right hands, while people who disagree raise their left hands.
1.1The region or direction on the left side of a person or thing: there was a vast forest on the left hand


1On or towards the left side of a person or thing: his left-hand pocket
More example sentences
  • As Well belatedly settled, the young defender lined up a free kick 25 metres out and curled it towards the top left-hand corner.
  • Mark McGeown, the Airdrie goalkeeper, could only watch as the ball arced towards the top left-hand corner and in off the post.
  • Korea win a free-kick on the left-hand side of Germany's box and win a corner.
1.1Done with or using the left hand: an excellent left-hand catch by Smith
More example sentences
  • Fuentes made a positive start, catching Brodie with crisp left-hand jabs.
  • This mystery man is Ashok Gandotra, a left-hand batsman who won two Test caps for India.


marry with the left hand

British Marry morganatically.
From a German custom by which the bridegroom gave the bride his left hand in such marriages

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