southpaw

southpaw
UK [ˈsaʊθˌpɔː] / US [ˈsaʊθˌpɔ] noun [countable]
Word forms "southpaw":
singular southpaw plural southpaws informal
someone who uses their left hand, especially in boxing

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  • Southpaw — South paw , a. (Baseball) Using the left hand in pitching; said of a pitcher. [Cant] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Southpaw — South paw , n. A pitcher who pitches with the left hand. [Cant] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • southpaw — lefthander, 1885, originally baseball slang, of pitchers, often said to have been coined by Finley Peter Dunne ( Mr. Dooley ), Chicago sports journalist and humorist, in the days when baseball diamonds were regularly oriented with home plate to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • southpaw — ☆ southpaw [south′pô΄ ] n. [ SOUTH + PAW1: the ballpark in Chicago ( c. 1885) was so located that the pitcher s left arm was toward the south] Slang a person who is left handed; esp., a left handed baseball pitcher adj. Slang left handed …   English World dictionary

  • southpaw — n. a left handed person. □ Micky’s a southpaw and writes sort of funny. □ My sister is a southpaw, but I’m not …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • southpaw — noun Date: 1891 left hander; especially a left handed baseball pitcher • southpaw adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • southpaw — left handed person, lefty    Our baseball team needs another pitcher preferably a southpaw …   English idioms

  • Southpaw (boxing) — Southpaw is a boxing term that designates the normal stance for a left handed boxer.DescriptionA boxer in the southpaw stance would have his right hand and right foot forward. Typically he or she would lead with right jabs, and follow with a left …   Wikipedia

  • Southpaw engine — is a video game engine designed for the Game Boy Advance to produce first person shooters. It was first developed by Take Two Interactive and has been licensed out to Australian developer Torus Games.The engine allows first person games to be… …   Wikipedia

  • Southpaw Grammar — Infobox Album | Name = Southpaw Grammar Type = Album Artist = Morrissey Released = August 28, 1995 (UK) September 12, 1995 (USA) Recorded = March April 1995 Genre = Rock Label = RCA (UK), Reprise (USA) Producer = Steve Lillywhite Chart position …   Wikipedia

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