pitcher, hurler, twirler(noun)
(baseball) the person who does the pitching
"our pitcher has a sore arm"
an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
the quantity contained in a pitcher
(botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to resemble a pitcher or ewer
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"
One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.
, the player who delivers the ball to the batter.
The dominant partner in a homosexual relationship or penetrator in a sexual encounter between two men.
(Obsolete) A sort of crowbar for digging.
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.
A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants. See pitcher plant.
one who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman
a sort of crowbar for digging
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
a tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants
Origin: [OE. picher, OF. pichier, OHG. pehhar, pehhri; prob. of the same origin as E. beaker. Cf. Beaker.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pich′ėr, n. a vessel for holding water, &c.—n. Pitch′er-plant, a plant with leaves shaped like a pitcher or ascidium—Nepenthes, &c.—Pitchers have ears, there may be listeners. [O. Fr. picher—Low L. picarium, a goblet—Gr. bīkos, a wine-vessel, an Eastern word.]
The numerical value of Pitcher in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Pitcher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The only thing dumber than a pitcher is two pitchers.
Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist.
I feel pretty healthy, i feel, I don't want to say like I was before, but I feel I've grown as a pitcher and a person.
It was incredible, that's the only way I can describe it, in the ninth inning being down by four with their best pitcher on the mound, their closer.
To engage an ICBM with THAAD would be like asking a high school baseball player to hit a fastball from a major-league pitcher - literally out of his league.
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- llançador, gerraCatalan, Valencian
- Pitcher, Krug, WerferGerman
- soplanucas, activo, lanzador, jarra, lanzadoraSpanish
- syöttäjä, vesikannuFinnish
- lanceur, cruche, lanceuseFrench
- սափոր, կուժArmenian
- lanciatore, caraffa, attivo, broccaItalian
- ピッチャー, 投手Japanese
- 투수, 投手, 피처Korean
- lançador, jarra, ativo, jarroPortuguese
- кувшин, питчерRussian
- kastare, pitcherSwedish
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