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left-hand·ed

(left hand'ĕd),
Denoting the habitual or more skillful use of the left hand for writing and for most manual operations.
Synonym(s): sinistromanual
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

left-hand·ed

(left-hand'ĕd)
Denoting the habitual or more skillful use of the left hand for writing and for most manual functions.
Synonym(s): sinistromanual.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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He said that 10 percent of population are left-handed but most facilities in schools are designed for right-handed students.
What is not in dispute is that being left-handed has a major influence on one's mental and physical development, which is why our educational experts need to factor in this group in their strategy as we reform our education system.
So the advantages/disadvantages of being a left-handed driver would appear to be marginal.
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And in the past, Prince William has also expressed his (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-william-wants-son-george-4435443) desire for his son to be left-handed so that he can be a brainbox.
Now, there are even left-handed hammers, which is a conundrum: where are the left-handed nails?
The consultant further warned that forcing left-handed children to use their right hand may trigger a stammer, permanent speech defect and other attendant learning impairments in life.
John explains: "If you view the loom from behind then a left-handed twister would sit in between the old and new warps and work from right to left using his left hand to do the twisting while a righthanded twister would work from left to right using his right hand for twisting."
But handwriting experts and politicians believe there is a failure to recognise the difficulties encountered by left-handed youngsters which can hamper their development.
It is the bypass secateurs (which have a cutting action similar to a scissor) that particularly benefit from a left-handed design.
I loved the cartridge, and in the mid '90s a left-handed M700 .375 became the basis for a left-handed 8mm Remington Magnum.