southpaw

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Etymology[edit]

From south +‎ paw.

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southpaw (plural southpaws)

  1. (informal) One who is left-handed, especially in sports.
    1. (baseball) 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.

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