northpaw

[ nawrth-paw ]

noun
  1. an athlete, usually a pitcher or boxer, who is right-handed or competes as a right-hander:The 6’ 5” northpaw threw a no-hit game against the Reds.

  2. a right-handed person.

adverb
  1. with or for the right hand; right-handedly: She’s naturally left-handed but bats northpaw.

Origin of northpaw

1
An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; formed by analogy with southpaw

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