Dexter

Definition of Dexter

Dex´ter   Pronunciation: dĕks´tẽr
a.1.Pertaining to, or situated on, the right hand; right, as opposed to sinister, or left.
On sounding wings a dexter eagle flew.
- Pope.
2.(Her.) On the right-hand side of a shield, i. e., towards the right hand of its wearer. To a spectator in front, as in a pictorial representation, this would be the left side.
Dexter chief
(Her.) a point in the dexter upper corner of the shield, being in the dexter extremity of the chief, as A in the cut.
Dexter base
a point in the dexter lower part or base of the shield, as B in the cut.
n.1.One of a breed of small hardy cattle originating from the Kerry breed of Ireland, valuable both for beef and milk. They are usually chiefly black, sometimes red, and somewhat resemble a small shorthorn in build. Called also Dexter Kerry.

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