- a person who is left-handed, especially a baseball pitcher who throws with the left hand.
- Informal. a slap or punch delivered with the left hand.
Origin of left-hander
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Examples from the Web for left-hander
The Grizzly was surprised; but he replied with a left-hander that knocked her over like a sack of hay.Johnny Bear
E. T. Seton
The left-hander prefers to take the inside engagement, that is to say quarte.Secrets of the Sword
Csar Lecat de Bazancourt
The Giants never regard Sallee as a left-hander with men on the bases.Pitching in a Pinch
He gave Wood a left-hander in the region of the heart which staggered him.Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks
Charles Felton Pidgin
The first man up, a left-hander, rapped a hard twisting liner to right field.The Young Pitcher
- a blow with the left hand
- a left-handed person
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