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pitcher
WordNet 2.0
  • the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit
  • "he has played every position except pitcher"
  • "they have a southpaw on the mound"
  • an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
  • (baseball) the person who does the pitching
  • "our pitcher has a sore arm"
  • the quantity contained in a pitcher
pitcher
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman.

    2. A sort of crowbar for digging. [Obs.] Mortimer.

  • 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 ear or handle.

    2. (Bot.) A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants.

    American pitcher plants
    the species of Sarracenia. See Sarracenia.

    Australian pitcher plant
    the Cephalotus follicularis, a low saxifragaceous herb having two kinds of radical leaves, some oblanceolate and entire, others transformed into little ovoid pitchers, longitudinally triple-winged and ciliated, the mouth covered with a lid shaped like a cockleshell.

    California pitcher plant
    the Darlingtonia California. See Darlingtonia.

    Pitcher plant
    any plant with the whole or a part of the leaves transformed into pitchers or cuplike organs, especially the species of Nepenthes. See Nepenthes.

 

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