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.

2.

Chiefly relied on; almost indispensable.

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

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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