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right-hander

[rahyt-han-der, -han-] /ˈraɪtˈhæn dər, -ˌhæn-/
noun
1.
a person who is right-handed, especially a baseball pitcher who throws with the right hand.
2.
Informal.
  1. a slap or punch delivered with the right hand.
  2. a throw or toss, as in basketball, made with the right hand.
Origin of right-hander
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • The monkey-faced polypus replied not a word, but delivered a right-hander that might have felled a small horse.

    The Battery and the Boiler R.M. Ballantyne
  • The edge that was deepest burned was on the other side from what it usually is when a right-hander does it.

  • Rupert dodged and tried to close: but at that moment another figure dashed between the two men and delivered a right-hander.

    The Mandarin's Fan Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for right-hander

right-hander

noun
1.
a blow with the right hand
2.
a person who is right-handed
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