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Princeton's WordNet

  1. left-handed pitcher, left-hander, left hander, lefthander, lefty, southpawnoun

    a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand

  2. left-hander, lefty, southpawnoun

    a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right

    "their pitcher was a southpaw"


  1. southpawnoun

    One who is left-handed, especially in sports.

  2. southpawnoun

    A left-handed pitcher.

    Since home plate is generally in the southwest corner to avoid glare in the batter's eyes, a southpaw's pitching hand is to the south.

  3. southpawnoun

    A left-handed writer who, instead of mirroring right-handed writers, turn his or her hand upsidedown in order to put the writing implement in the same position as right-handed writers.


  1. southpaw

    A southpaw is a term primarily used in sports, especially boxing, to denote a left-handed person. It is also used colloquially to refer to any left-handed individual. The term originally comes from the practice of having the left-handed pitcher in baseball face south to avoid the afternoon sun.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of southpaw in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of southpaw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of southpaw in a Sentence

  1. Jerry Coleman:

    Mike Caldwell, the Padres' right-handed southpaw, will pitch tonight.

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