What does pitcher mean?

Definitions for pitcher
ˈpɪtʃ ərpitch·er

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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"

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

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

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.

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.]

How to pronounce pitcher?

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How to say pitcher in sign language?

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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. Ted Williams:

    The only thing dumber than a pitcher is two pitchers.

  2. Alvin Dark, former baseball coach:

    Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist.

  3. 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.

  4. Johnny Giavotella:

    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.

  5. 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.

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