Definitions for: Pitcher

[n] 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"
[n] an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
[n] (baseball or softball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
[n] the quantity contained in a pitcher

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

Pitch"er, n. [OE. picher, OF. pichier, OHG. pehhar,
pehh[=a]ri; prob. of the same origin as E. beaker. Cf.
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

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

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.

Synonyms: ewer, hurler, mound, pitcherful, twirler

See Also: ballplayer, baseball player, baseball team, containerful, cream pitcher, creamer, fireman, left-handed pitcher, left-hander, lefty, position, relief pitcher, reliever, right-handed pitcher, right-hander, screwballer, southpaw, starting pitcher, thrower, vessel

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