Right-hand rope, a rope which is laid up and twisted with the sun, that is, in the same direction as plain-laid rope. See Illust. of Cordage.

(Right"-hand`ed), a.

1. Using the right hand habitually, or more easily than the left.

2. Having the same direction or course as the movement of the hands of a watch seen in front; — said of the motion of a revolving object looked at from a given direction.

3. (Zoöl.) Having the whorls rising from left to right; dextral; — said of spiral shells. See Illust. of Scalaria.

Right-handed screw, a screw, the threads of which, like those of a common wood screw, wind spirally in such a direction that the screw advances away from the observer when turned with a right-handed movement in a fixed nut.

(Right"-hand`ed*ness), n. The state or quality of being right-handed; hence, skill; dexterity.

(Right"-heart`ed) a. Having a right heart or disposition.Right"-heart`ed*ness, n.

(Right"less), a. Destitute of right. Sylvester.

(Right"-lined`) a. Formed by right lines; rectilineal; as, a right-lined angle.

(Right"ly), adv. [AS. richtlice.]

1. Straightly; directly; in front. [Obs.] Shak.

2. According to justice; according to the divine will or moral rectitude; uprightly; as, duty rightly performed.

3. Having the right or just claim according to established laws; being or holding by right; as, the rightful heir to a throne or an estate; a rightful king.

4. Belonging, held, or possessed by right, or by just claim; as, a rightful inheritance; rightful authority.

Syn. — Just; lawful; true; honest; equitable; proper.

(Right"ful*ly), adv. According to right or justice.

(Right"ful*ness), n.

1. The quality or state of being rightful; accordance with right and justice.

2. Moral rectitude; righteousness. [Obs.] Wyclif.

We fail of perfect rightfulness.
Sir P. Sidney.

(Right"-hand`) a.

1. Situated or being on the right; nearer the right hand than the left; as, the right-hand side, room, or road.

2. Chiefly relied on; almost indispensable.

Mr. Alexander Truncheon, who is their right-hand man in the troop.

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