Definitions for Pitcherˈpɪtʃ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pitch•erˈpɪtʃ ər(n.)

  1. a container, usu. with a handle and spout or lip, for holding and pouring liquids.

  2. a pitcherlike modification of the leaf of certain plants.

    Category: Botany

Origin of pitcher:

1250–1300; ME picher < OF pichier < ML picārium, var. of bicāriumbeaker

pitch•erˈpɪtʃ ər(n.)

  1. a person who pitches.

  2. Baseball. the player who throws the ball to the opposing batter.

    Category: Sport

Origin of pitcher:

1700–10

Pitch•erˈpɪtʃ ər(n.)

  1. Molly(Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley), 1754–1832, American Revolutionary heroine.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pitcher, hurler, twirler(noun)

    (baseball) the person who does the pitching

    "our pitcher has a sore arm"

  2. pitcher, ewer(noun)

    an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring

  3. pitcher, pitcherful(noun)

    the quantity contained in a pitcher

  4. pitcher(noun)

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

  5. pitcher, mound(noun)

    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"; "they have a southpaw on the mound"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pitcher(noun)ˈpɪtʃ ər

    a container for liquids with a handle for pouring

    a pitcher of lemonade

  2. pitcherˈpɪtʃ ər

    in baseball, the player who throws the ball to batters

    the pitcher in last night's game

Wiktionary

  1. pitcher(Noun)

    One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.

  2. pitcher(Noun)

    , the player who delivers the ball to the batter.

  3. pitcher

    The dominant partner in a homosexual relationship or penetrator in a sexual encounter between two men.

  4. pitcher

    (Obsolete) A sort of crowbar for digging.

  5. pitcher(Noun)

    A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle.

  6. pitcher(Noun)

    A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants. See pitcher plant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pitcher(noun)

    one who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman

  2. Pitcher(noun)

    a sort of crowbar for digging

  3. Pitcher(noun)

    a wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle

  4. Pitcher(noun)

    a tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants

Freebase

  1. Pitcher

    In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the pitcher is assigned the number 1. Traditionally, the pitcher also bats. Starting in 1973 with the American League and spreading throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the hitting duties of the pitcher have generally been given over to the position of designated hitter, a cause of some controversy. The National League in Major League Baseball and the Japanese Central League are among the remaining leagues which have not adopted the designated hitter position.


Translations for Pitcher

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pitcher(noun)

a large jug

a pitcher of water.

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