Right-hand rope
Right-hand Right"-hand`, a. 1. Situated or being on the right; nearer the right hand than the left; as, the right-hand side, room, or road. [1913 Webster]

2. Chiefly relied on; almost indispensable. [1913 Webster]

Mr. Alexander Truncheon, who is their right-hand man in the troop. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{Right-hand rope}, a rope which is laid up and twisted with the sun, that is, in the same direction as plain-laid rope. See Illust. of {Cordage}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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