• WordNet 3.6
    • adj right-handed rotating to the right
    • adj right-handed using or intended for the right hand "a right-handed batter","right-handed scissors"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every year approximately 2,500 left-handed people are killed by using object or machinery designed for right-handed people
    • Right-handed Having the same direction or course as the movement of the hands of a watch seen in front; -- said of the motion of a revolving object looked at from a given direction.
    • Right-handed (Zoöl) Having the whorls rising from left to right; dextral; -- said of spiral shells. See Illust. of Scalaria.
    • Right-handed Using the right hand habitually, or more easily than the left.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "dexterity", to do with skill is related to the right hand. The opposite of the word "deter" is "sinister", to do with evil, it is related to the left hand
    • right-handed Using the right hand more easily and readily than the left. See dexterous.
    • right-handed Turning so as to pass from above or in front to the right hand; clockwise: thus, an ordinary screw is driven in by a right-handed rotation; specifically, in conchology, dextral, as the spiral shell of a univalve (see cut under purpura). The rotation of the plane of polarization by certain substances showing circular polarization is called right-handed when, to an observer looking in the direction in which the ray is moving, the rotation is clockwise—that is, in the same direction as that of the hands of a clock; if in the opposite direction (counter-clockwise), the rotation is called left-handed. These terms are also applied to the substances themselves which produce these effects: as, a right-handed quartz-crystal.
    • right-handed In botany, of twining plants or circumnutating parts, properly, rising or advancing in the direction of a right-handed screw or spiral, or that of the hands of a watch. Certain authors, neglecting the notion of forward growth and conceiving the plant as viewed from above, have used the term in the opposite sense, which is quite unnatural.
    • right-handed Laid from left to right, as the strands of a rope.
    • right-handed Executed by the right hand.
    • right-handed On the right side; of a favorable, convenient, or easily pardoned character.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do
    • adj Right-handed using the right-hand more easily than the left: dextral: clockwise
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  • Charles A. Lindbergh
    Charles A. Lindbergh
    “Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?”
  • John Donne
    “Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right, by these we reach divinity.”
  • Irish Toast
    Irish Toast
    “In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and a mask on his face.”
  • John Ray
    John Ray
    “Industry is fortunes right hand, and frugality its left.”


Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing - If the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing, then communication within a company, organisation, group, etc, is so bad that people don't know what the others are doing.


In literature:

Every scout will take a cookie in his right hand.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Throw with the right hand and catch with the right with the palm downward (knuckles up, "dog snack" fashion).
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
His right hand shoved the muzzle of his gun beneath the man's right ear.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
For Harlan's right hand had moved slightly upward, toward the pistol at his right hip.
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The direction in which its strands are twisted; hawser is right-handed; cablet left-handed.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I suppose you put the right hand out?
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
She says to him: Command that these my two sons shall sit, one on thy right hand, and one on thy left, in thy kingdom.
"The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." by Various
On Christ's right hand is a POPE, standing, with triple cross and tiara.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
At the upper right hand is shown the normal plant in the normal position.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
It is well for a gentleman to carry his right-hand glove in his hand where he is likely to have occasion to shake hands.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
Well, your left hand need not know what your right hand formerly wrote.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
He had shot off the forefinger of his right hand, just at the middle joint.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
In his right hand he held a thick stick made of rhinoceros' skin, and in the left a dark lantern.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
Digger Foss is Old Man Selden's right hand; and Old Man Selden is Pythias to the prosecuting attorney of this man's county.
"The Heritage of the Hills" by Arthur P. Hankins
Did yuh ever stop to think, Tom, that Blakely shoots a Colt right-handed an' a Winchester left-handed?
"Paradise Bend" by William Patterson White
I just turned my head to the left and put my open right hand up to the right side of my mouth.
"Test Pilot" by Jimmy Collins
The queen's right hand must not know what the woman's left hand did.
"A Gentleman Player" by Robert Neilson Stephens
But Ya-Bon's right hand knows no obstacles.
"The Golden Triangle" by Maurice Leblanc
Then slowly, almost imperceptibly, his right hand began to steal upward under the tail of his coat.
"The Rider of Golden Bar" by William Patterson White
The hat was in his right hand, now, but it had left its impress on his hair, and as he sat down he ran his free hand through it.
"The Ranchman" by Charles Alden Seltzer

In poetry:

My spirit labors up thine hill,
And climbs the heav'nly road;
But thy right hand upholds me still,
While I pursue my God.
"Psalm 63 part 2" by Isaac Watts
'I never came out of Caucaland
To bow to mortal wight,
But to shake the hand of the great Kaiser,
And God defend my right.'
"The Song of The Little Baltung: A.D. 395" by Charles Kingsley
How will they bear to stand
Before that judgement-seat,
When all the saints, at Christ's right hand,
In full assembly meet.
"Psalm I: The Man Is Ever Blessed" by Isaac Watts
And there's a hand, my trusty fiere,
And gie's a hand o' thine,
And we'll tak a right gude willie waught
For auld lang syne!
"Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns
"I married her with my left hand,
For she was of low degree,
I'd wed her with my right--with both,
For so dear is she to me."
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
But I believe he's in the kingdom,
For when we shook his hand
He said, "Children, you must meet me
Right in the promised land;
"Church Building" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

Our current president uses his right hand, but if things were different, there would have been yet another southpaw in the White House: Al Gore.
Parents have been asking me a handful of questions regarding when they should know if their child is left or right-handed.
The monitor at Rob Herring's right hand told a story that may become all too familiar to many Iowa farmers as the 2012 harvest begins.
Bo Xilai's former right-hand man said he warned his boss his wife was a murder suspect.
Courtesy of Perfect GameWoodford County (Versailles, Ky.) star Clinton Hollon is the nation's top right-handed pitcher in the Class of 2013.
Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they will reinstate right-handed pitcher Anthony Swarzak from the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday night's game in Seattle.
Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they will recall right-handed pitcher Jeff Manship in time for tomorrow night's game vs the Chicago White Sox.
She cannot use her right hand at all and finds it difficult to f. Need this information.
A picture published March 29, 2000 in Jordan's al-Dustour daily newspaper shows Omar Abu Omar also known as Abu Qatada, the Jordanian cleric labelled Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe.
In his first at-bat, Smoak , who was batting right-handed, drove a ball to right-center.
An overturned vehicle blocking the right-hand lane of northbound Highway 242 has caused major traffic delays for commuters Friday evening.
Reynolds, a right-handed batter, gives the Indians the kind of versatility they need.
Today I was sitting in my office when one of my right-hand people came in and said "I'm going to lunch now".
The right-handed hitting Reynolds is a boom or bust swinger.
People familiar with the situation say the two sides are nearing a deal that would pay the free agent $147 million over six years, making him the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in history.

In science:

Figure 8: Polar angle distributions of the signed thrust axis for the (left) K +K − mode and (right) K ±K 0 s mode for left-handed and right-handed electron beams.
Measurements of Z0 Electroweak Couplings at SLD
To show that the right hand side of (27) depends only on the values of V on the real axis we first note that from Theorem 7 it suffices to show the right hand side of (27) depends only on the values of V on the real axis when ϕ has the special form (25).
Universal Teichmuller Space
This mechanism is based on the observation that for a sufficiently hierarchical right handed neutrino spectrum, a large atmospheric mixing automatically arises if the left handed νµ and ντ couple with comparable strength to the right handed ν c µ .
The problem of neutrino masses in extensions of the Standard Model
In fact, after diagonalization of the charged lepton Dirac mass matrix, we still have the freedom of a change of basis for the right handed neutrino fields, in that the right handed charged lepton and neutrino fields, as opposed to left handed fields, are uncorrelated by the SU (2) × U (1) gauge symmetry.
The problem of neutrino masses in extensions of the Standard Model
Indeed the only curvature term on the right hand side of (127) is R44 while the right hand side of (140) exhibits the far more dangerous term. L(R44 ).
The causal structure of microlocalized Einstein metrics
The decay µ− → e− ¯νeνµγ contains in the final state a constituency of right-handed electrons, which contribute an amount α 4π Γ0 to the decay width, in the limit me → 0. (ii) The spectrum of the right-handed electrons is given by Eq.(7), and reduces to Eq.(10) if no cut on photon energy is imposed.
Right-handed Electrons in Radiative Muon Decay
As a consequence of Eqs. (15) the second item in the right hand side of Eq. (19) has the same structure as the second item in the right hand side of Eq. (18).
The Dynamic Quantization of Gravity and the Cosmological Constant Problem
Evidently, the last items in the right hand side of Eq. (19) has the same structure as the last items in the right hand side of Eq. (18).
The Dynamic Quantization of Gravity and the Cosmological Constant Problem
Hence it follows that each term on the right-hand sides of the ”loop” equations of the type (57) likewise satisfy the necessary identity, since these terms have the same form as the right-hand sides of the ”nonloop” Eqs. (53)-(56).
The Dynamic Quantization of Gravity and the Cosmological Constant Problem
Such a neutrino can be emitted by the first neutron decay; then, it reverses its helicity from right to left handed, due to its mass and/or a right handed current mixing in weak interactions.
Recent advances in neutrinoless double beta decay search
This bound can be weakened if one assumes non-thermal right-handed neutrino production and/or an enhancement of the decay asymmetry due to quasi-degenerate right-handed neutrinos (resonant leptogenesis).
Neutrinoless double beta decay and direct searches for neutrino mass
R (−z + z 3) To find the minimum energy configuration we must minimize the right hand side of (101) with respect to z (keeping the right hand side positive).
Modern tests of Lorentz invariance
On the one hand, each N contributes k to this count, so the number in question is equal to kfk (N (B)); on the other hand, by Proposition 3.2, each C contributes fk−1(N (B|C × C \B)), adding up to the right hand side of (4.1).
Nested complexes and their polyhedral realizations
For a space-time signature, if Ψ is a Dirac spinor and A is a one-form, one observes that Ψγ µAµΨ = ΨLγ µAµΨL + ΨRγ µAµΨR , which means that the connection does not couple the left and right Weyl spinors : in absence of scalar interactions, the left-handed and right-handed worlds “do not talk” to each other.
Clifford algebras, spinors and fundamental interactions : Twenty Years After
We will now consider a class of models where the right-handed neutrino mass arises from a renormalizable coupling of the form f N N ∆R , where N is a right-handed neutrino, f is a coupling constant and ∆R is a Higgs field whose vacuum expectation value (vev) gives mass to the right-handed neutrino.
Theory of Neutrinos: A White Paper