catcher

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catch·er

 (kăch′ər, kĕch′-)
n.
One that catches, especially the baseball player positioned behind home plate who signals for and receives pitches.

catcher

(ˈkætʃə)
n
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

catch•er

(ˈkætʃ ər)

n.
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.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catcher - (baseball) the person who plays the position of catchercatcher - (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
Translations

catcher

[ˈkætʃəʳ] N (Baseball) → apañador(a) m/f, receptor(a) m/f

catcher

nFänger m; he’s a good catcherer ist gut im Fangen, er fängt gut
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