left-hander

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noun left-hand·er \ ˈleft-ˈhan-dər , ˈlef-ˈtan- \

Definition of left-hander

:a left-handed person; especially :a pitcher who throws with the left hand

First Known Use of left-hander

1864


LEFT-HANDER Defined for English Language Learners

left-hander

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Definition of left-hander for English Language Learners

  • : a left-handed person; especially : a left-handed pitcher in baseball


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