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03:28 Jan 7, 2001
English to French translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Southpaw
southpaw: a boxer who leads with his right hand and off his right foot as opposed to the orthodox style of leading with the left.
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nagaucher
Marc Dionne
nagaucher, fausse gardeLouise Atfield
nagaucherAnnie Robberecht, C. Tr.
nafausse gardeLouis RIOUAL


  

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11 mins
fausse garde


Explanation:
That is, when talking about a boxer. In tennis, it would be "gaucher".


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Louis RIOUAL
Local time: 02:11
PRO pts in pair: 434

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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.

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7 hrs
gaucher


Explanation:
The term IS used in boxing, fencing, football (left-footed) and other sports.

Exemple:
Aux États-Unis, certains magasins pour gauchers se sont donné un nom percutant: "South Paw", le redoutable crochet du boxeur gaucher...
--"Gauchers, ne soyez plus contrariés", éditions Hachette, collection Pratique, 1997.


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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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16 hrs
gaucher, fausse garde


Explanation:
My Oxford dictionary lists "southpaw" as meaning "left-handed", especially in boxing.

Further research brought up the site below, which deals with boxing and gives:

Fausse garde ; gaucher southpaw

http://crete.argyro.net/lexique/liste4.cfm?rubrique=BOXE

You will find many more boxing terms on this site, which is worth looking at if you are translating anything in that field.


    Reference: http://crete.argyro.net/lexique/liste4.cfm?rubrique=BOXE
Louise Atfield
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2 days 2 hrs
gaucher


Explanation:
Voici une fiche de l'OLF sur le sujet :

Domaine(s) : sport/boxe

left-hander

Terme(s) apparenté(s)
left-handed fencer
left-handed
left-footed player
southpaw

gaucher n. m.

[Office de la langue française, 1986]


Bonne chance!

Marc Dionne

Marc Dionne
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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