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left-hander

[left-han-der, -han-]
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noun
  1. a person who is left-handed, especially a baseball pitcher who throws with the left hand.
  2. Informal. a slap or punch delivered with the left hand.
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Origin of left-hander

First recorded in 1860–65; left-hand + -er1
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Examples from the Web for left-hander

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Christy Mathewson

  • He gave Wood a left-hander in the region of the heart which staggered him.

  • The first man up, a left-hander, rapped a hard twisting liner to right field.


British Dictionary definitions for left-hander

left-hander

noun
  1. a blow with the left hand
  2. a left-handed person
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