Am"bi*dex"ter (#), a. [LL., fr. L. ambo both + dexter right, dextra (sc. manus) the right hand.]

Using both hands with equal ease.

Smollett.

 

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Am`bi*dex"ter, n.

1.

A person who uses both hands with equal facility.

2.

Hence; A double-dealer; one equally ready to act on either side in party disputes.

The rest are hypocrites, ambidexters, so many turning pictures -- a lion on one side, a lamb on the other. Burton.

3. Law

A juror who takes money from both parties for giving his verdict.

Cowell.

 

© Webster 1913.

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