left-hander

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

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left-hander

Definition of left-hander for English Language Learners

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


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