American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or located on the right.
- adj. Relating to, designed for, or done with the right hand.
- adj. Most helpful or reliable: my right-hand assistant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging or adapted to the right hand.
- Situated on the right hand, or in a direction from the right side; leading to the right: as, a right-hand road.
- Serving as a right hand; hence, foremost in usefulness; of greatest service as an assistant.
- Noting an engine in which the shaft that carries the fly-wheel is at the right hand of the observer as he stands at the head end of the cylinder looking toward the shaft: the reverse of left-hand. Also, one in which the observer, looking along the axis of the shaft from the crank end, finds the cylinder and its mechanism on his right.
- adj. of, relating to, or located on the right
- adj. designed for use by the right hand
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Situated or being on the right; nearer the right hand than the left.
- adj. Chiefly relied on; almost indispensable.
- adj. most helpful and reliable
- adj. located on or directed toward the right
- adj. intended for the right hand
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