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In [[heraldry]] the term '''sinister''' means 'left' - as far as positioning goes, towards the viewer's right. Keep in mind that heraldic directions are specified from the shieldbearer's point of view. For example, if a beast is facing towards the right, it is described as sinister.  
 
In [[heraldry]] the term '''sinister''' means 'left' - as far as positioning goes, towards the viewer's right. Keep in mind that heraldic directions are specified from the shieldbearer's point of view. For example, if a beast is facing towards the right, it is described as sinister.  
  

Latest revision as of 09:07, 30 October 2007

In heraldry the term sinister means 'left' - as far as positioning goes, towards the viewer's right. Keep in mind that heraldic directions are specified from the shieldbearer's point of view. For example, if a beast is facing towards the right, it is described as sinister.

Left-handed heavies are also described as "sinister swordsman".

The opposite of sinister is dexter.