One that catches, especially the baseball player positioned behind home plate who signals for and receives pitches.(noun)
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "catcher" in a sentence
"And he's batting .336, which for a catcher is a lot more than just respectable."
"Although the catcher is the 2nd most important player on the team, don't spend too much time on the catcher until a play at home is expected."
"Only the 'catcher' is defined as such and many a macho straight mexican man will 'pitch' when the opportunity arises."