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One that catches, especially the baseball player positioned behind home plate who signals for and receives pitches.
1. a person or thing that catches, esp in a game or sport
2. (Baseball) baseball a fielder who stands behind home plate and catches pitched balls not hit by the batter
1. a person or thing that catches.
2. the baseball player stationed behind home plate, whose chief duty is to catch pitches not hit by the batter.
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|Noun||1.||catcher - (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher|
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
softball game, softball - a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
infielder - (baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield
|2.||catcher - the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws; "a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment"; "a catcher plays behind the plate"|
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
baseball team - a team that plays baseball