pitcher

pitcher
noun
1 (AmE) container for liquid with a lip ⇨ See also ↑jug
ADJECTIVE
water
ceramic, glass, plastic
VERB + PITCHER
fill
2 person who throws the ball in baseball
ADJECTIVE
baseball
star

the Houston Astros' star pitcher

left-handed, right-handed
starting
opposing
relief
VERB + PITCHER
face

Left-handed hitters usually prefer facing right-handed pitchers.

acquire, sign
PITCHER + VERB
throw (sth)

The pitcher threw a hard fastball.


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  • Pitcher — Pitch er, n. [OE. picher, OF. pichier, OHG. pehhar, pehh[=a]ri; prob. of the same origin as E. beaker. Cf. {Beaker}.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pitcher — [n1] jug amphora, bottle, canteen, carafe, container, crock, cruet, decanter, ewer, flagon, flask, jar, vase, vessel; concept 494 pitcher [n2] baseball pitcher ace*, baseball player, closer, hurler, knuckleballer, middle reliever, reliever;… …   New thesaurus

  • pitcher — [pitʃe] v. intr. ÉTYM. 1934; de pitch. ❖ ♦ Golf. Frapper la balle de façon qu elle reste à l endroit où elle tombe. Trans. || Pitcher son coup …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pitcher — Ⅰ. pitcher [1] ► NOUN ▪ a large jug. ORIGIN Old French pichier pot , from Latin picarium. Ⅱ. pitcher [2] ► NOUN Baseball ▪ the player who pitches the ball …   English terms dictionary

  • pitcher — pitcher1 [pich′ər] n. [ME picher < OFr pichier < VL * piccarium, var. of bicarium, jug, cup: see BEAKER] 1. a) a container, usually with a handle and lip, for holding and pouring liquids b) as much as a pitcher will hold 2. Bot. ASCIDIUM… …   English World dictionary

  • Pitcher — Pitch er, n. 1. One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman. [1913 Webster] 2. A sort of crowbar for digging. [Obs.] Mortimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pitcher — /pitˈtʃer, ingl. ˈpɪtʃə(r)/ [vc. ingl., «lanciatore» da to pitch «lanciare»] s. m. inv. (nel baseball) lanciatore …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Pitcher — In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe 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 it or draw a walk. In the numbering system… …   Wikipedia

  • Pitcher — Ein Pitcher beim Werfen eines Curveballs Der Pitcher ist ein Spieler und/oder eine Position im Baseball und Softball Sport. Der Pitcher wird im Deutschen häufig als Werfer bezeichnet. Während seine Mannschaft Feldmannschaft ist, steht er… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pitcher — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. carafe, jug, jar, bottle, vessel, ewer, cruet, decanter; hurler, tosser, arm (sl.), chucker, spitballer, relief or starting pitcher, left or right hander, righty, lefty, portsider, southpaw. See… …   English dictionary for students

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