left-hand·​er ˈleft-ˈhan-dər How to pronounce left-hander (audio)
: a left-handed person
especially : a pitcher who throws with the left hand

Examples of left-hander in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brogdon, 29, was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend in a trade for minor-league left-hander Benony Robles. Bill Plunkett, Orange County Register, 11 Apr. 2024 Nolan, 18, is a 6-3 freshman four-spot infielder for OSU (13-14), still cutting his teeth but getting starts against left-handers. Jim Lindgren, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Apr. 2024 The 23-year-old Harrison, in particular, has appreciated having another left-hander around to pick the mind of. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 The 430-foot solo blast off left-hander Taylor Rogers came on his 41st plate appearance of the season. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 The identification of rare mutations in this gene that are more common in left-handers suggests that microtubules are involved in setting up the brain's normal asymmetries, Francks said. Fox News, 2 Apr. 2024 Hewlett, a senior left-hander and transfer from Kansas who specializes in getting out left-handed hitters like Neal, fell behind 3-0 throwing three breaking balls, then threw fastballs to get the out. Bob Holt, arkansasonline.com, 29 Mar. 2024 The 24-year-old left-hander was the 11th pick overall in the 2020 draft after making only 13 starts in three seasons for the University of Tennessee, and had previously been seen as a high-leverage reliever in Chicago. Phil Rogers, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The Padres also got superb pitching from senior left-hander Mason Wehmeyer, who struck out nine and walked none. Darren Sabedra, The Mercury News, 26 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of left-hander was in 1864

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“Left-hander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/left-hander. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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