Left-handed screw
Left-handed Left"-hand`ed, a. 1. Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right. [1913 Webster]

2. Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as, a left-handed compliment. [1913 Webster]

The commendations of this people are not always left-handed and detractive. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

3. Having a direction contrary to that of the hands of a watch when seen in front; -- said of a twist, a rotary motion, etc., looked at from a given direction. [1913 Webster]

{Left-handed marriage}, a morganatic marriage. See {Morganatic}.

{Left-handed screw}, a screw constructed to advance away from the observer, when turned, as in a nut, with a left-handed rotation. An ordinary wood screw is right-handed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • left-handed screw — kairinis sraigtas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. left hand screw; left handed screw; left threaded screw vok. Linksschraube, f rus. винт с левой резьбой, m; левый винт, m pranc. vis à filet gauche, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • left-handed screw — kairinis sraigtas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. left handed screw; left threaded screw vok. Linksgewindeschraube, f; Linksschraube, f rus. винт с левой резьбой, m; левый винт, m pranc. vis à filet gauche, f; vis sinistrorsum, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • left-hand screw — kairinis sraigtas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. left hand screw; left handed screw; left threaded screw vok. Linksschraube, f rus. винт с левой резьбой, m; левый винт, m pranc. vis à filet gauche, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • left-threaded screw — kairinis sraigtas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. left hand screw; left handed screw; left threaded screw vok. Linksschraube, f rus. винт с левой резьбой, m; левый винт, m pranc. vis à filet gauche, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • left-threaded screw — kairinis sraigtas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. left handed screw; left threaded screw vok. Linksgewindeschraube, f; Linksschraube, f rus. винт с левой резьбой, m; левый винт, m pranc. vis à filet gauche, f; vis sinistrorsum, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Left-handed — Left hand ed, a. 1. Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right. [1913 Webster] 2. Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as, a left… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Left-handed marriage — Left handed Left hand ed, a. 1. Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right. [1913 Webster] 2. Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • left-handed — left handedly, adv. left handedness, n. /left han did/, adj. 1. having the left hand more dominant or effective than the right; preferably using the left hand: a left handed pitcher. 2. adapted to or performed by the left hand: a left handed… …   Universalium

  • left-handed — left′ hand′ed adj. 1) having the left hand more dominant or effective than the right; preferably using the left hand: a left handed pitcher[/ex] 2) adapted to or performed by the left hand: a left handed tool; a left handed tennis serve[/ex] 3)… …   From formal English to slang

  • left-handed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) using or done with the left hand. 2) turning to the left; towards the left. 3) (of a screw) advanced by turning anticlockwise. 4) ambiguous …   English terms dictionary

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