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pitch·er 1

 (pĭch′ər)
n.
1. One that pitches.
2. Baseball The player who throws the ball from the mound to the batter.
3. Sports A seven iron used in golf.

pitch·er 2

 (pĭch′ər)
n.
1. A container for liquids, usually having a handle and a lip or spout for pouring.
2. Botany A pitcherlike part, such as the leaf of a pitcher plant.

[Middle English picher, from Old French pichier, alteration of bichier, from Medieval Latin bicārium, drinking cup, probably from Greek bikos, jar, possibly from Egyptian biḳ, oil vessel.]

pitcher

(ˈpɪtʃə)
n
1. a large jug, usually rounded with a narrow neck and often of earthenware, used mainly for holding water
2. (Botany) botany any of the urn-shaped leaves of the pitcher plant
[C13: from Old French pichier, from Medieval Latin picārium, variant of bicārium beaker]

pitcher

(ˈpɪtʃə)
n
1. (Baseball) baseball the player on the fielding team who pitches the ball to the batter
2. (Civil Engineering) a granite stone or sett used in paving

pitch•er1

(ˈpɪtʃ ər)

n.
1. a container, usu. with a handle and spout or lip, for holding and pouring liquids.
2. a pitcherlike modification of the leaf of certain plants.
[1250–1300; Middle English picher < Old French pichier < Medieval Latin picārium, variant of bicārium beaker]

pitch•er2

(ˈpɪtʃ ər)

n.
1. a person who pitches.
2. Baseball. the player who throws the ball to the opposing batter.
[1700–10]

Pitch•er

(ˈpɪtʃ ər)

n.
Molly (Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley), 1754–1832, American Revolutionary heroine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pitcher - (baseball) the person who does the pitchingpitcher - (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
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
ballplayer, baseball player - an athlete who plays baseball
left hander, left-handed pitcher, lefthander, left-hander, southpaw, lefty - a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
right-handed pitcher, right-hander - (baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand
relief pitcher, reliever, fireman - a pitcher who does not start the game
screwballer - (baseball) a pitcher who throws screwballs
starting pitcher - (baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game
thrower - someone who projects something (especially by a rapid motion of the arm)
2.pitcher - an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouringpitcher - an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
cream pitcher, creamer - a small pitcher for serving cream
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
3.pitcher - the quantity contained in a pitcher
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
4.pitcher - (botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to resemble a pitcher or ewer
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
foliage, leaf, leafage - the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
5.pitcher - 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"
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
baseball team - a team that plays baseball

pitcher

noun jug, jar, vessel, urn, crock, ewer, carafe a pitcher of iced water
Translations
إبْريقرامٍ
džbánnadhazovač
=-kandekandekasterpitcher
syöttäjävesikannu
dobó
kannakastari
krūkakrūze
lončena posodavrč
sürahitestitop atıcı

pitcher

1 [ˈpɪtʃəʳ] N (esp US) (= jar) → cántaro m, jarro m

pitcher

2 [ˈpɪtʃəʳ] N (Baseball) → pítcher mf, lanzador(a) m/f BASEBALL

pitcher

[ˈpɪtʃər] n
(= jug) → cruche f
(BASEBALL)lanceur/euse m/f

pitcher

1
n (esp US) → Krug m; (two-handled) → Henkelkrug m

pitcher

2
n (Baseball) → Werfer(in) m(f)

pitcher

1 [ˈpɪtʃəʳ] n (jar) → brocca

pitcher

2 [ˈpɪtʃəʳ] n (Baseball) → lanciatore m

pitcher2

(ˈpitʃə) noun
a large jug. a pitcher of water.

pitcher

n jarra
References in classic literature ?
With a snappy "Good-morning, Pitcher," Maxwell dashed at his desk as though he were intending to leap over it, and then plunged into the great heap of letters and telegrams waiting there for him.
In a short time he reached the stream, filled his pitcher with water, and turned round again.
A BOY put his hand into a pitcher full of filberts.
Nancy answered cheerfully, but she still continued wiping the pitcher in her hand.
Between them Koku and Eradicate had managed to make a pitcher of the beverage, though Mrs.
Most of the time he goes away, and when he is at Misselthwaite he shuts himself up in the West Wing and won't let any one but Pitcher see him.
It occurred to me, now, as it ought to have done before, that as the table was round, it was therefore of no value as a base to aim from; so I moved off once more, and at random among the wilderness of chairs and sofas-- wandering off into unfamiliar regions, and presently knocked a candlestick and knocked off a lamp, grabbed at the lamp and knocked off a water pitcher with a rattling crash, and thought to myself, "I've found you at last--I judged I was close upon you.
Then the husband, bidding farewell to all his friends, stretched himself upon another bier, upon which were laid seven little loaves of bread and a pitcher of water, and he also was let down-down-down to the depths of the horrible cavern, and then a stone was laid over the opening, and the melancholy company wended its way back to the city.
As soon as Sancho had done speaking the nymph in silver that was at the side of Merlin's ghost stood up, and removing the thin veil from her face disclosed one that seemed to all something more than exceedingly beautiful; and with a masculine freedom from embarrassment and in a voice not very like a lady's, addressing Sancho directly, said, "Thou wretched squire, soul of a pitcher, heart of a cork tree, with bowels of flint and pebbles; if, thou impudent thief, they bade thee throw thyself down from some lofty tower; if, enemy of mankind, they asked thee to swallow a dozen of toads, two of lizards, and three of adders; if they wanted thee to slay thy wife and children with a sharp murderous scimitar, it would be no wonder for thee to show thyself stubborn and squeamish.
There's a pitcher of water in the corner by the door.
Then Clever Elsie took the pitcher from the wall, went into the cellar, and tapped the lid briskly as she went, so that the time might not appear long.
Another custom begun at this time was that of the pitcher of water by the bedside to furnish relief to my scorched and sizzling membranes.