- Pertaining to, or situated on, the right hand; right, as opposed to sinister, or left."On sounding wings a dexter eagle flew." [Pope.]
- [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.
Etymology: L.,; akin to Gr. �, �, Skr. dakshiṇacf. daksh to be strong, suit); Goth. taihswa, OHG. zeso. Cf. Dexterous