Definition of left-centre in English:

left-centre

(US left-center)

noun

  • 1Military. A body of troops positioned between the centre and the left wing; the left-centre part of an array of troops. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2Originally Military. A position, orientation, or area between the centre and the left, or near the centre on the left-hand side.

  • 3Baseball. The part of a baseball field located between centre field and left field.

  • 4Sport. A player occupying a position on the left of the centre of a field of play; the position occupied by such a player.

  • 5Politics. Also with capital initials. Chiefly in French contexts: a section of a government, political party, or other group holding moderate left-of-centre views.

adjective

  • 1Originally Military. Occupying a position between the centre and the left; situated near the centre on the left-hand side.

  • 2Politics. Also with capital initials. Of or relating to the left-centre; moderately left-of-centre.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From left + centre.

Pronunciation

left-centre

/lɛftˈsɛntə/