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

    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. 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. See pitcher plant.

  5. pitcher(Noun)

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

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  6. pitcher(Noun)

    The player who delivers the ball to the batter.

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  7. pitcher(Noun)

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

    Etymology: English Wikipedia has an article on:pitcherWikipedia

  8. pitcher(Noun)

    A sort of crowbar for digging.

    Etymology: English Wikipedia has an article on:pitcherWikipedia

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

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

  2. Pitcher(noun)

    a sort of crowbar for digging

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

  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

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

  4. Pitcher(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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. Trevor Plouffe:

    I think it was big for him and big for us, we know what kind of pitcher he is. He's got the track record and got everything we want in a pitcher. he throws strikes, works fast, he holds runners well. He's a big boost to our rotation.

  2. Ted Williams:

    The only thing dumber than a pitcher is two pitchers.

  3. Hanna Mityashina:

    Originally, we poured water from a pitcher into bigger glasses, we noticed when we reduced the size of the glasses, it reduces the consumption. We want to preserve water.

  4. 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 !

  5. Alex Gordon:

    He (Price) was cruising, we got that early at-bat. Price is a tough pitcher, i felt like we needed to catch a break and Zobrist's ball there I think got things going.

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