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Definition of "pitcher" []

  • One that pitches. (noun)
  • Baseball The player who throws the ball from the mound to the batter. (noun)
  • Sports A seven iron used in golf. (noun)
  • A container for liquids, usually having a handle and a lip or spout for pouring. (noun)
  • Botany A pitcherlike part, such as the leaf of a pitcher plant. (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 "pitcher" in a sentence
  • "Only one pitcher is the only pitcher from the Tigers 'season-opening rotation who's still active."
  • "And 2 pints plus a third of a pitcher is a bit much for a weeknight ... next time!"
  • "Re-warming a pitcher is a bad idea, but there's usually some player out there just itching to try out his knuckleball on live hitters or something like that."