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Meaning of SINISTRAL

Pronunciation:  'sinistrul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  of or on the left; "a sinistral gastropod shell with the apex upward has its opening on the left when facing the observer"; "a sinistral flatfish lies with the left eye uppermost"
  2. [adj]  preferring to use left foot or hand or eye; "sinistral individuals exhibit dominance of the left hand and eye"
 

SINISTRAL is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: sinister, sinistrorsal, sinistrorse
 
 Antonyms: dextral
 
 See Also: anticlockwise, contraclockwise, counterclockwise, left-handed

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sin"is*tral\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to the left, inclining to the left;
   sinistrous; -- opposed to {dextral}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having the whorls of the spire revolving or
   rising to the left; reversed; -- said of certain spiral
   shells.

 

 

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