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[rahyt-han-der, -han-]
  1. a person who is right-handed, especially a baseball pitcher who throws with the right hand.
  2. Informal.
    1. a slap or punch delivered with the right hand.
    2. a throw or toss, as in basketball, made with the right hand.
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Origin of right-hander

First recorded in 1855–60
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Contemporary Examples of right-hander

Historical Examples of right-hander

  • Rupert dodged and tried to close: but at that moment another figure dashed between the two men and delivered a right-hander.

  • The monkey-faced polypus replied not a word, but delivered a right-hander that might have felled a small horse.

  • The edge that was deepest burned was on the other side from what it usually is when a right-hander does it.

British Dictionary definitions for right-hander


  1. a blow with the right hand
  2. a person who is right-handed
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