right-hand·​er ˈrīt-ˈhan-dər How to pronounce right-hander (audio)
: a blow struck with the right hand
: a right-handed person
especially : a right-handed pitcher

Examples of right-hander in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 6-foot-6 right-hander tossed six scoreless innings and had returned to the mound in the seventh to finish his outing. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 15 May 2024 Giants right-hander Keaton Winn was punished repeatedly for mistake pitches over the heart of the plate, giving up five runs in less than five innings. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 Orange Lutheran is led by senior left-hander Brianne Weiss (19-1) while Pacifica is anchored by senior right-hander Brynne Nally (21-2). Dan Albano, Orange County Register, 14 May 2024 Junior right-hander Roman Connolly (5-2, 4.42 ERA) won the opener in that series and is expected to start for the Cougars in this game. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 May 2024 After Keaton Winn cruised through the first three innings, the Rockies made the Giants right-hander look like a high school hurler in the fourth while erasing a 1-0 San Francisco lead. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, 9 May 2024 Gavin Lux also hit a home run while right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto (4-1) gave up two runs on five hits over a career-best eight innings as the Dodgers moved one victory from a perfect six-game homestand while winning for the 13th time in their past 15 games. Miami Herald, 8 May 2024 The year-old right-hander has given up 26 hits in 31 1/3 innings with 13 walks an 39 strikeouts. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 7 May 2024 On April 26, the Marlins called up right-hander Anthony Maldonado due to Luzardo’s injury. Ethan Mannello, Miami Herald, 2 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of right-hander was in 1846

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“Right-hander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right-hander. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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