Left-hand rope
Left-hand Left"-hand` (l[e^]ft"h[a^]nd`), a. Situated on the left; nearer the left hand than the right; as, the left-hand side; the left-hand road. [1913 Webster]

{Left-hand rope}, rope laid up and twisted over from right to left, or against the sun; -- called also {water-laid rope}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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