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.