What does pitcher mean?

Definitions for pitcher
ˈpɪtʃ ərpitch·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pitcher, hurler, twirlernoun

    (baseball) the person who does the pitching

    "our pitcher has a sore arm"

  2. pitcher, ewernoun

    an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring

  3. pitcher, pitcherfulnoun

    the quantity contained in a pitcher

  4. pitchernoun

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

  5. pitcher, moundnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. pitcher

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

  2. pitcher

    (Obsolete) A sort of crowbar for digging.

  3. pitchernoun

    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. pitchernoun

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

  5. pitchernoun

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

  6. pitchernoun

    The player who delivers the ball to the batter.

  7. pitchernoun

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

  8. pitchernoun

    A sort of crowbar for digging.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pitchernoun

    Etymology: picher, French.

    With suddain fear her pitcher down she threw
    And fled away. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    Pitchers have ears, and I have many servants;
    Besides old Gremio is hearkening. William Shakespeare.

    Pyreicus was only famous for counterfeiting all base things; as earthen pitchers and a scullery. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

    Hylas may drop his pitcher, none will cry,
    Not if he drown himself. Dryden.

    To the hills poles must be set deep in the ground, with a square iron pitcher or crow. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

Wikipedia

  1. Pitcher

    In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws ("pitches") 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. The pitcher is often considered the most important player on the defensive side of the game, and as such is situated at the right end of the defensive spectrum. There are many different types of pitchers, such as the starting pitcher, relief pitcher, middle reliever, lefty specialist, setup man, and the closer. Traditionally, the pitcher also bats. Starting in 1973 with the American League (and later the National League) and spreading to further leagues 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 Japanese Central League has not adopted the designated hitter position.

ChatGPT

  1. pitcher

    A pitcher is a container with a spout used for storing and pouring out liquids. Alternatively, in baseball and softball, a pitcher is the player who throws the ball towards the opposing player, who aims to strike it with a bat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pitchernoun

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

  2. Pitchernoun

    a sort of crowbar for digging

  3. Pitchernoun

    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. Pitchernoun

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

  5. Etymology: [OE. picher, OF. pichier, OHG. pehhar, pehhri; prob. of the same origin as E. beaker. Cf. Beaker.]

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pitcher

    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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PITCHER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pitcher is ranked #5539 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pitcher surname appeared 6,272 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Pitcher.

    90.9% or 5,704 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 254 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 130 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 121 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 36 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 27 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pitcher in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pitcher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pitcher in a Sentence

  1. Jose Fernandez:

    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.

  2. Morgan Sword:

    We’re talking about but we have n’t made a firm decision yet of whether to modify the geometry of the Atlantic League strike zone a little bit, the zone that’s actually called by major league umpires is kind of like an oval. And going to a two-dimensional zone that has corners in it is going to be pitcher friendly because you’re adding space to the strike zone.

  3. Johnny Cueto:

    My ups and downs have been -- it's just part of the game, i've pitched some good games, as well. ... And all I'm focused on is trying to go out and help this team win. Daniel Volquez mourns father When Daniel Volquez slipped into the clubhouse after being taken out of Game 1 Daniel Volquez was greeted by Daniel Volquez wife, kids, brother and Royals General Manager Dayton Moore. They took Daniel Volquez into the manager's office and closed the door. Daniel Volquez father, the man who prodded him to take up baseball, was dead. Daniel Volquez, 63, died in the Dominican Republic from complications of a heart condition, MLB.com reported. The pitcher and his family flew to the Dominican for the funeral, but Daniel Volquez told The Royals Manager Ned Yost that Daniel Volquez would see the team in New York. Royals Manager Ned Yost said Royals Manager Ned Yost fully expects to see Volquez on the mound in Game 5, which would be Sunday, if necessary. Sleep ? O-ver-ra-ted !

  4. John Schilling:

    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.

  5. Zach McKinstry:

    I was closing my eyes on contact, which is wild to think, i saw that in San Diego, started working on it, making sure my eyes are open. It helped. Started seeing ball a little longer out of the pitcher’s hand.

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