left-hander
lefthander left`hand"er, left-hander left`-hand"er . a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right; a left-handed[1] person.

Syn: lefty, southpaw. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • left hander — noun a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand • Syn: ↑left handed pitcher, ↑left hander, ↑lefthander, ↑lefty, ↑southpaw • Derivationally related forms: ↑left hand (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • left-hander — left hand·er …   English syllables

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