Definition of "southpaw" [south•paw]

  • Slang A left-handed person, especially a left-handed baseball pitcher. (noun)

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Use "southpaw" in a sentence
  • "I have the CDL in southpaw and use it for just about everything."
  • "Macha brought in southpaw Ricardo Rincon (1-1), whose first offering was belted off the right field wall by Darin Erstad, plating two and tying the game, 4-4."
  • "Who's the most dangerous when a southpaw is on the mound?"