Definition of Left-hander

1. Noun. A baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand.

Exact synonyms: Left Hander, Left-handed Pitcher, Lefthander, Lefty, Southpaw
Generic synonyms: Hurler, Pitcher, Twirler
Derivative terms: Left Hand

2. Noun. A person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right. "Their pitcher was a southpaw"
Exact synonyms: Lefty, Southpaw
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

Definition of Left-hander

1. Noun. A person who is left-handed. ¹

2. Noun. A blow struck with the left hand. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Left-hander

left-hand drive
left-hand path
left-handed compliment
left-handed pitcher
left-handed specialist
left-hander (current term)
left-luggage office
left-luggage offices
left-sided appendicitis
left-sided heart failure
left-to-right shunt
left-to-right shunts

Literary usage of Left-hander

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"One service in particular the left-hander is specially adapted to lend his side, ... Hence it is not merely the left-hander's score, but his mere presence, ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1895)
"You see, it was jest this way: Skip he jumped in an' smashed Teddy in the face, an' then come with a. left-hander—" Again was the witness interrupted; ..."

3. Pugilistica: The History of British Boxing Containing Lives of the Most by Henry Downes Miles (1906)
"Jones dashed in, but Tom steadied him by a left-hander on the left cheek, and Aaron got down. 39.—Jones, still first, let go left and right on the mouth and ..."

4. Cricket by Allan Gibson Steel, Robert Henry Lyttelton, William Gilbert Grace, Richard Arthur Henry Mitchell, Frederick Gale, Andrew Lang (1898)
"But occasionally a bowler meets a left-hander who is too wide awake and too good a ... Ford as a hitter was perhaps the hardest left-hander that ever lived, ..."

5. Our First Century: Being a Popular Descriptive Portraiture of the One by Richard Miller Devens (1876)
"He would not be denied, however, and cross-countered heavily on the eye and nose, but received a terrific left-hander over the region of the heart ; and, ..."

6. Journal of Proceedings and Addresses of the ... Annual Meeting and (1915)
"Undoubtedly the left hand and arm of the born left-hander are quite the equal of the right hand and arm of the born right-hander, provided the left-hander ..."

7. The Educational Journal of Virginia by Educational Association of Virginia, Virginia Dept. of Public Instruction, Dept. of Public Instruction, Richard McAllister Smith (1890)
"1 Vi^ve to use the left' and my endeavors are crowned with success. a right-hander, yet 'constitutionally' I am a left-hander. ..."

8. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"The Sacramento manager found himself confronted with the problem of how to break even away from home with a pitching staff in which the big left-hander was ..."

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