Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Placed on either side of a given thing indifferently: as, “the ambidextral adjective,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining equally to the right-hand side and the left-hand side.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining equally to the left and right sides.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

Examples

  • If, with one hand, Dr. Newman has destroyed Protestantism, he has annihilated Romanism with the other; and the total result of his ambidextral efforts is to shake Christianity to its foundations.

    Lectures and Essays

  • Protestantism, he has annihilated Romanism with the other; and the total result of his ambidextral efforts is to shake Christianity to its foundations.

    Collected Essays, Volume V Science and Christian Tradition: Essays

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