ambidextrous /ˌambɪˈdɛkstrəs/

a

I. adjective

1. able to use the right and left hands equally well.

few of us are naturally ambidextrous.
2. (of an implement) designed to be used by left-handed and right-handed people with equal ease.

an ambidextrous tile gauge.
II. derivatives

1. ambidexterity /ˌambɪdɛkˈstɛrɪti /
noun


2. ambidextrously /ambɪˈdɛkstrəsli /
adverb


3. ambidextrousness /ambɪˈdɛkstrəsnəs /
noun


– origin mid 17th cent.: from late Latin ambidexter (from Latin ambi- ‘on both sides’ + dexter ‘right-handed’) + -ous.

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