left-handed left-handed

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) using or intended for the left hand
  2. (adj) (of marriages) illicit or informal
  3. (adj) (of marriages) of a marriage between one of royal or noble birth and one of lower rank; valid but with the understanding that the rank of the inferior remains unchanged and offspring do not succeed to titles or property of the superior
  4. (adj) rotating to the left
  5. (adj) ironically ambiguous
  6. (adj) lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

Usage(s):

  1. If I throw anything, play cricket or golf, it's done left-handed, but I write and cut with my right hand.
  2. An estimated 260 million people around the globe live left-handed lives in a right-handed world, Leonardo da Vinci and Alexander the Great were lefthanded, and so were Babe Ruth,.
  3. Not only was atomic scientist Marie Curie left-handed, but she was the matriarch of a whole family of accomplished, southpaw scientists.

News

  1. Lefty Horst placed on DL with strained elbow

    The Phillies placed left-handed reliever Jeremy Horst on the disabled list Monday with a strained left elbow.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Philadelphia Phillies

  2. Ian Clarkin signs with the Yankees

    The left-handed Madison high pitcher was selected 33rd overall.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  3. Astros 5, White Sox 4

    HOUSTON - One night after hitting his first career home run against a left-handed pitcher, Houston catcher Jason Castro recorded his second, smacking a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning in the Astros' 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox Sunday at Minute Maid Park.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "His number speak for themselves," Manuel said. "He's got tremendous stuff and being left-handed definitely helped him."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Charlie Manuel Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It's a big blow to us," manager Lou Piniella said. "But we have a farm system and that's what it's for. We've brought up some kids and we have a little more left-handed hitting here. Hopefully they'll come up here swinging the bats and help...
    on Nov 19, 2006 By: Lou Piniella Source: Newsday

  3. "Our scouts really like him and how he fits because he's a left-handed hitter that can play all three spots in the outfield," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said in a telephone interview. "But I think it was a great trade for both teams because...
    on Nov 12, 2007 By: Jim Leyland Source: CNN International

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