Definition of pitcher noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpɪtʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪtʃər//
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  1. 1(North American English) (British English jug) a container with a handle and a lip, for holding and pouring liquids a pitcher of water
  2. 2(British English) a large clay container with a small opening and one or two handles, used, especially in the past, for holding liquids
  3. 3(in baseball) the player who throws the ball to the batter
  4. Word Originsenses 1 to 2 Middle English: from Old French pichier ‘pot’, based on late Latin picarium.Extra examples Left-handed hitters usually prefer facing right-handed pitchers. The pitcher threw a hard fastball. the Houston Astros’ star pitcher Pour the ingredients into a pitcher, add ice and stir.
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