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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Right-hand \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. [1913 Webster] 2. Chiefly relied on; almost indispensable. [1913 Webster] Mr. Alexander Truncheon, who is their right-hand man in the troop. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]