What does hitter mean?

Definitions for hitter

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word hitter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. batter, hitter, slugger, batsmannoun

    (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting

  2. hitter, strikernoun

    someone who hits

    "a hard hitter"; "a fine striker of the ball"; "blacksmiths are good hitters"


  1. Hitternoun

    (Baseball) The batter; as, there are two strikes on the hitter.

  2. Hitternoun

    A baseball player who gets many extra-base hits. 2. A person who is very important or is very effective at his profession.


  1. hitternoun

    Agent noun of hit; one who hits.

  2. hitternoun

    One who comes up to bat.


  1. hitter

    In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for one's team. A batter or hitter is a person whose turn it is to face the pitcher. The three main goals of batters are to become a baserunner, to drive runners home or to advance runners along the bases for others to drive home, but the techniques and strategies they use to do so vary. Hitting uses a motion that is virtually unique to baseball and its fellow bat-and-ball sports, one that is rarely used in other sports. Hitting is unique because it involves rotating in the horizontal plane of movement, unlike most sports movements which occur in the vertical plane.


  1. hitter

    A hitter is a term often used in sports, referring to a player who aims to hit a ball or similar object in order to score points in a game. This term is most commonly used in baseball and softball, but can also refer to athletes in other sports like volleyball or cricket. Additionally, in a non-sports context, a "hitter" can also refer to someone hired to physically harm or kill someone, often used in criminal or mafia lingo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hitternoun

    one who hits or strikes; as, a hard hitter

Editors Contribution

  1. Hitter

    Someone who is in the front row of the volleyball court out of 6 who gets set up either in the opposite or outside (4,5) to attack Or to make contact with hand to the ball a.k.a hit the ball aggressively to the other side of the net where you rivals are at to get a point.

    Submitted by rinat on December 5, 2019  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hitter is ranked #103655 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hitter surname appeared 173 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Hitter.

    88.4% or 153 total occurrences were White.
    8.6% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. tither

  2. trieth

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hitter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hitter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hitter in a Sentence

  1. Hisashi Iwakuma:

    When Seager made that great play, it made me think I could throw a no-hitter.

  2. Justus Sheffield:

    It goes to show what our bullpen is, how much talent we have down there, when they get ahead it’s just tough on the hitter.

  3. Mark McGwire:

    Absolutely, i just know myself. I just know. I was a born home run hitter. I mean, unfortunately, I did [take PEDs]. And I’ve regretted that. I’ve talked about that. I regretted it. I didn’t need to. That's the thing. Didn’t need to.

  4. Carlos Hernandez -LRB- 5-1 -RRB-:

    It’s great, i’ve just been working every time and attack every hitter.

  5. Miguel Sanó:

    He’s a special hitter. In those moments, he needs to take care of the team, and he puts it on his back, and he knows what he needs to do.

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