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Left-hander   /lɛft-hˈændər/   Listen
Left-hander

noun
1.
A baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand.  Synonyms: left-handed pitcher, left hander, lefthander, lefty, southpaw.
2.
A person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right.  Synonyms: lefty, southpaw.






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"Left-hander" Quotes from Famous Books



... white boys did well; they were shifty and butted right on, till young Linn "got his mad up." Two-thirds of the way down a big Indian boy hit him a stunning crack full on the jaw. So what did he do but stop and whirl and with a straight left-hander ...
— Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters • Edwin L. Sabin

... time and Quincy was more scientific. He gave Wood a left-hander in the region of the heart which ...
— Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks - A Picture of New England Home Life • Charles Felton Pidgin

... felt the glove in his face he struck out at Benson, who stopped the blow very neatly, and seemed about to return it with a left-hander; then suddenly changing his style of attack, he rushed within the other's guard, and catching him by the throat with both hands, did his best to strangle him. Hunter, unable to call for help or to loosen the throttling grasp of his assailant, threw himself bodily upon him. As he ...
— The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851 • Various



Words linked to "Left-hander" :   person, lefty, individual, pitcher, twirler, someone, left hander, soul, mortal, hurler, somebody



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