Dexter chief
Dexter Dex"ter (d[e^]ks"t[~e]r), a. [L.,; akin to Gr. ?, ?, Skr. dakshi[.n]a (cf. daksh to be strong, suit); Goth. taihswa, OHG. zeso. Cf. {Dexterous}.] 1. Pertaining to, or situated on, the right hand; right, as opposed to {sinister}, or {left}. [1913 Webster]

On sounding wings a dexter eagle flew. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) On the right-hand side of a shield, i. e., towards the right hand of its wearer. To a spectator in front, as in a pictorial representation, this would be the left side. [1913 Webster]

{Dexter chief}, or {Dexter point} (Her.), a point in the dexter upper corner of the shield, being in the dexter extremity of the chief, as A in the cut.

{Dexter base}, a point in the dexter lower part or base of the shield, as B in the cut. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dexter base — Dexter Dex ter (d[e^]ks t[ e]r), a. [L.,; akin to Gr. ?, ?, Skr. dakshi[.n]a (cf. daksh to be strong, suit); Goth. taihswa, OHG. zeso. Cf. {Dexterous}.] 1. Pertaining to, or situated on, the right hand; right, as opposed to {sinister}, or {left} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dexter point — Dexter Dex ter (d[e^]ks t[ e]r), a. [L.,; akin to Gr. ?, ?, Skr. dakshi[.n]a (cf. daksh to be strong, suit); Goth. taihswa, OHG. zeso. Cf. {Dexterous}.] 1. Pertaining to, or situated on, the right hand; right, as opposed to {sinister}, or {left} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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