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ambidexter


ambidexter


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambidexter  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambidexter  \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.