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Definition of the noun Ambidexter

What does Ambidexter mean as a name of something?

Ambidexter is a genus of Processidae, described by Manning & Chace in 1971.

Alternative definition of the noun Ambidexter


  1. Someone who is ambidextrous.
  2. [1811] A lawyer who takes fees from both plaintiff and defendant, or that goes snacks with both parties in gaming.
  3. [by extension] Someone who is two-faced; a double-dealer.


Ambidexter was a British Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the classic St Leger Stakes in 1790. In a racing career which lasted from May 1790 until September 1791, and was conducted exclusively in Yorkshire, he won two of his eight races. After his retirement from racing he does not appear to have been used as a breeding stallion.

Phrases with Ambidexter

Phrases starting with the word Ambidexter:

  1. Ambidexter Swifti
  2. Ambidexter panamensis
  3. Ambidexter symmetricus

Phrase ending with the word Ambidexter:

  1. genus Ambidexter

Other phrases containing the word Ambidexter:

  1. Species Ambidexter Swifti
  2. Species Ambidexter Panamensis
  3. Species Ambidexter Symmetricus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ambidexter

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Google previewWord Drops (2016)

A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities by Paul Anthony Jones

An ambidexter is a lawyer who takes pay from both the plaintiff and the defendant. A cunningberry is a foolish or particularly gullible ...

Google previewTrials Per Pais, Or, The Law of England Concerning Juries by Nisi Prius, [et]c (1766)

With a Compleat Treatise of the Law of Evidence, Collected from All the Books of Reports, Together with Precedents and Forms of Challenges, Demurrers Upon Evidence, Bills of Exception, Pleas Puis Le Darrein Continuance, [et]c by Giles Duncombe

Ambidexter is a Juryman who takes a Bribe on both Sides - 266 ...

Google previewTrials per pais. Or, The law of England concerning juries by nisi prius, &c. ... The sixth edition, with large additions ... Together with a new and exact table to the whole matter, etc (1725)


Ambidexter is a Jury-man .. twhojtakes a Bribe on both Sides, 217.

Google previewThe Charters and Letters Patent, Granted by the Kings and Queens of England to the Town and City of Bristol (1812)

by Bristol (England)

'Ambidexter is that jurour or embraperson agrees to assist another in the recovery of land, &c. by law, on condition of receiving a part of the land, &c.; whence the name is derived quasi campi partitio. As this practice appeared to be productive ...

Google previewLaw Notes (1906)

Ambidexter is an Epithet that one would think had nothing in its Meaning applicable to a Lawyer or Attorney; and yet it has obtained such a Construction, that to say it of either is actionable, not surely from the Import of the Word, but the bad ...

Google preview"Ins Wasser geworfen und Ozeane durchquert" (2003)

Festschrift für Knut Wolfgang Nörr by Mario Ascheri, Knut Wolfgang Nörr

An ambidexter is a double-dealing lawyer, one who tries to collect fees from both sides in litigation or who gives advice to more than one party in a non- contentious matter.2 Ambidexterity is shameful in an advocate because it involves conflict ...

Google previewThe Medical Bulletin (1883)

A Monthly Journal of Medicine and Surgery

The question whether a physician should be ambidexter is a preposterous one. The matter should not be questioned at all. Ambidexterity ought to be the rule. The rule for the surgeon MEDICINE AND SURGERY.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1896)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

AMBIDEXTER is a term applied to persons who readily make use of both hands, and is also ...

Google previewAmerican Revisions and Additions to the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1891)

by William Harrison De Puy

AMBIDEXTER is a term applied to persons who readily make use of both hands, and is also ...

Google previewMotor Life Including Motor Print (1922)

Now, an ambidexter is a person able to use both hands with equal facility, such as a chap who can write with either hand, a politician who accepts bribes right and left, a spendthrift who has so much of the stuff that keeps our nose on the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

ambidexter, 'one who goes ...

Google previewMiddle English Dictionary (1956)

by Hans Kurath

ambidexter adj. as n. [L] One who improperly occupies two offices or sides with both parties in a conflict; double-dealer. (l395) Wycl.l2 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language: in Wich the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers ... By Samuel Johnson. In Two Volumes. Vol. 1. [-2.] (1777)


Google previewThe Cabinet dictionary of the English language (1871)

A1TAE-PIECE AMBIDEXTER In Christian churches, the Warm contention are offered to some deity, communion table. Altar-piece, (awl'ter-pes) It A painting placed over the ultar.

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Scrabble value of A1M3B3I1D2E1X8T1E1R1

The value of this 10-letter word is 22 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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