Definition of designated hitter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


designated hitter

BrE BrE//ˌdezɪɡneɪtɪd ˈhɪtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdezɪɡneɪtɪd ˈhɪtər//
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(in baseball) a player who is named at the start of the game as the person who will hit the ball in place of the pitcher
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: designated hitter