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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 ?
Jo's one strong point was the fruit, for she had sugared it well, and had a pitcher of rich cream to eat with it.
Between them Koku and Eradicate had managed to make a pitcher of the beverage, though Mrs.
By way of contributing what grace she could, Phoebe gathered some roses and a few other flowers, possessing either scent or beauty, and arranged them in a glass pitcher, which, having long ago lost its handle, was so much the fitter for a flower-vase.
You cannot go with your pitcher to this fountain and fill it, and bring it away.
It was a bountiful meal--there were baked beans and mashed potatoes and asparagus chopped and stewed, and a dish of strawberries, and great, thick slices of bread, and a pitcher of milk.
They did as they were desired; and by the time she judged it reasonable to have done with her boot, she had the comfort of farther delay in her power, being overtaken by a child from the cottage, setting out, according to orders, with her pitcher, to fetch broth from Hartfield.
The tall girls went out and returned presently, each bearing a tray, with portions of something, I knew not what, arranged thereon, and a pitcher of water and mug in the middle of each tray.
Linton, on the third day, unbarred her door, and having finished the water in her pitcher and decanter, desired a renewed supply, and a basin of gruel, for she believed she was dying.
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.
Crupp, by paying her off, throwing the first pitcher she planted on the stairs out of window, and protecting in person, up and down the staircase, a supernumerary whom she engaged from the outer world.
She drew a pitcher of beer from the cask, for the soldiers, and invited the sergeant to take a glass of brandy.
Presently I saw her; she was sad- faced, and walked slowly, her pitcher on her head.