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Meaning of DEXTER

Pronunciation:  'dekstur

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  (heraldry) on or starting from the wearer's left

DEXTER is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dextral



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dex"ter\, a. [L.,; akin to Gr. ?, ?, Skr. dakshi?a (cf.
    daksh to be strong, suit); Goth. taihswa, OHG. zeso. Cf.
    1. Pertaining to, or situated on, the right hand; right, as
       opposed to sinister, or left.
             On sounding wings a dexter eagle flew. --Pope.
    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
    {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.
  2. \Dex"ter\, n. [Prob. so named after the original
    One of a breed of small hardy cattle originating from the
    Kerry breed of Ireland, valuable both for beef and milk. They
    are usually chiefly black, sometimes red, and somewhat
    resemble a small shorthorn in build. Called also {Dexter
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