right-hand door


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1. The direction, left or right, of the swing of a door (when viewed from the side usually considered the outside) or associated doorframes or hardware. A left-hand door has hinges on the left and the door swings away; a left-hand reverse door swings toward the viewer. A right-hand door has hinges on the right and swings away. A right-hand reverse door swings toward the viewer.
2. Of a spiral stair, designates the direction of turn of the stair. Right-hand refers to a stair on which the user turns clockwise as he descends. Left-hand refers to a stair on which the user turns counter-clockwise ashe descends.
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Speaking from behind a blue curtain and referred to only as "Witness 4", the Flight Lieutenant said: "I saw two people fall out of the right-hand door. It was as the nose of the aircraft was facing my aircraft, they seemed to be flung out of the door.
Speaking from behind a blue curtain, the flight lieutenant said: "I saw two people fall out of the right-hand door.
Referred to only as "Witness 4," the flight lieutenant said: "I saw two people fall out of the right-hand door. It was as the nose of the aircraft was facing my aircraft - they seemed to be flung out of the door."