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pitcher

In baseball or softball, the pitcher is the player who throws the ball to the catcher in an attempt to strike out the batter. Another kind of pitcher is one that holds a liquid, like a pitcher of lemonade.

The pitcher is one of the most important players on a team, aiming the pitch so that it stays inside a certain "strike zone," but in a way that entices the batter to swing and miss or not to swing at all. The batter, on the other hand, tries to hit the ball that the pitcher throws, and maybe even to hit a home run. The 18th-century meaning of pitcher was "one who pitches hay into a wagon."

Primary Meanings of pitcher

1.
n
(baseball) the person who does the pitching
2.
n
an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
Full Definitions of pitcher
1

n (baseball) the person who does the pitching

“our pitcher has a sore arm”
Synonyms:
hurler, twirler
Types:
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left hander, left-handed pitcher, left-hander, lefthander, lefty, southpaw
a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
right-handed pitcher, right-hander
(baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand
fireman, relief pitcher, reliever
a pitcher who does not start the game
screwballer
(baseball) a pitcher who throws screwballs
starting pitcher
(baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game
closer, finisher
(baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
Type of:
ballplayer, baseball player
an athlete who plays baseball
thrower
someone who projects something (especially by a rapid motion of the arm)

n the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit

“he has played every position except pitcher
Synonyms:
mound
Type of:
position
(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
2

n an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring

Synonyms:
ewer
Types:
cream pitcher, creamer
a small pitcher for serving cream
Type of:
vessel
an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

n the quantity contained in a pitcher

Synonyms:
pitcherful
Type of:
containerful
the quantity that a container will hold

n (botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to resemble a pitcher or ewer

Type of:
foliage, leaf, leafage
the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

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