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Definition of "left-handed" []

  • Using the left hand more skillfully or easily than the right. (adjective)
  • Sports Swinging from left to right: a left-handed batter; a left-handed golfer. (adjective)
  • Done with the left hand. (adjective)
  • Intended for wear on or use by the left hand: left-handed scissors. (adjective)
  • Awkward; maladroit. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "left-handed" in a sentence
  • "Mickelson, whose nickname "Lefty" refers to his left-handed golf swing, was voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame last fall."
  • ""They are similar to prepare for except for the fact of right and left," said Coughlin, referring to left-handed Vick and right-handed Young."
  • "The International Monetary Fund's leader, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, may come out of a socialist party background, but the IMF's underlying trend became apparent at a morning reception where right-leaning coffee cups made it near impossible for the left-handed to drink without making a mess."