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left-hander

[ left-han-der, -han- ]
/ ˈlɛftˈhæn dər, -ˌhæn- /
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noun

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.

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Origin of left-hander

First recorded in 1860–65; left-hand + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for left-hander

left-hander

noun

a blow with the left hand
a left-handed person
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