dexter








< /ˈdɛk stərˈkɛr i/. one of a breed of small, hardy, usually black dual-purpose cattle, derived from the Kerry breed of Ireland.

  • a male given name.
  • adjective

    1. archaic of or located on the right side
    2. (usually postpositive) heraldry of, on, or starting from the right side of a shield from the bearer’s point of view and therefore on the spectator’s left

    noun

    1. a small breed of red or black beef cattle, originally from Ireland

    noun

    1. John. 1925–90, British actor and theatre director

    masc. proper name, from Latin dexter “on the right hand” (see dexterity). Cf. also Benjamin.

    adj.

    1. Of or located on the right side.

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