You can describe someone as a left-hander if they use their left hand rather than their right hand for activities such as writing and sports and for picking things up.

Left-handers have trouble using can-openers, scissors, and potato peelers.


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  • left-hander — n someone who uses their left hand for writing, throwing etc ≠ ↑right hander …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • left-hander — ► NOUN 1) a left handed person. 2) a blow struck with a person s left hand …   English terms dictionary

  • left-hander — UK [ˌleft ˈhændə(r)] / US [ˌleft ˈhændər] noun [countable] Word forms left hander : singular left hander plural left handers someone who is left handed …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • left-hander — /left han deuhr, han /, n. 1. a person who is left handed, esp. a baseball pitcher who throws with the left hand. 2. Informal. a slap or punch delivered with the left hand. [1860 65; LEFT HAND + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • left-hander — left hand|er [ ,left hændər ] noun count someone who is left handed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • left-hander — left′ hand′er n. a person who is left handed • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

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

  • left-hander — noun a) A person who is left handed. b) A blow struck with the left hand. Syn: lefty Ant: right hander …   Wiktionary

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