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n. Slang
A left-handed person, especially a left-handed baseball pitcher.

[From the practice in baseball of arranging the diamond with the batter facing east to avoid the afternoon sun. A left-handed pitcher facing west would therefore have his pitching arm toward the south of the diamond.]
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1. (Boxing) a boxer who leads with the right hand and off the right foot as opposed to the orthodox style of leading with the left
2. any left-handed person
(Boxing) of or relating to a southpaw
[C20: from paw (in the sense: hand): originally a term applied to a left-handed baseball player: perhaps so called because baseball pitchers traditionally face west, so that a left-handed pitcher would throw with the hand on the south side of his or her body]
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n. Informal.
1. a person who is left-handed.
2. a baseball pitcher who throws with the left hand.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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Left-handed boxer who leads with his right hand and right foot forward.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.southpaw - a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left handsouthpaw - a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
hurler, pitcher, twirler - (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
2.southpaw - a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the rightsouthpaw - a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right; "their pitcher was a southpaw"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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[ˈsaʊθpɔː] N (esp US) → zurdo m
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