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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
References in classic literature ?
Wildest among the fisher-folk may be accounted the Chinese shrimp- catchers. It is the habit of the shrimp to crawl along the bottom in vast armies till it reaches fresh water, when it turns about and crawls back again to the salt.
Kya-a-ah!" he would shout, and the big fight between Kala Nag and the wild elephant would sway to and fro across the Keddah, and the old elephant catchers would wipe the sweat out of their eyes, and find time to nod to Little Toomai wriggling with joy on the top of the posts.
The catchers, and hunters, and beaters, the men of the regular Keddah, who stayed in the jungle year in and year out, sat on the backs of the elephants that belonged to Petersen Sahib's permanent force, or leaned against the trees with their guns across their arms, and made fun of the drivers who were going away, and laughed when the newly caught elephants broke the line and ran about.
And the big brown elephant catchers, the trackers and drivers and ropers, and the men who know all the secrets of breaking the wildest elephants, passed him from one to the other, and they marked his forehead with blood from the breast of a newly killed jungle-cock, to show that he was a forester, initiated and free of all the jungles.
He may even require thee to be an elephant catcher, to sleep anywhere in these fever-filled jungles, and at last to be trampled to death in the Keddah.
The movements of the Russian and French armies during the campaign from Moscow back to the Niemen were like those in a game of Russian blindman's bluff, in which two players are blindfolded and one of them occasionally rings a little bell to inform the catcher of his whereabouts.
"The Zulu rats do not love this run," said one, "they fear the rat- catcher's stick.
Besides, I don't see no kind of 'casion for me to be hunter and catcher for other folks, neither."
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The rule bars catchers from blocking home plate before they have the ball, and it states, "A runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher, or otherwise initiate an avoidable collision."
But as mentioned earlier, the roster of catchers is a concern for Los Angeles, a reason why they want one more credible player to add to the bullpen.
Snake catchers bring different species of the reptile from various cities of the province and sell them to those who make medicines out of the snake's venom.