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switch-hitter

n
1. (Baseball) baseball a batsman who can hit either right- or left-handed
2. slang a bisexual person

switch′-hit′ter


n.
1. a baseball player who switch-hits.
2. Slang. a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes; bisexual.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.switch-hitter - a baseball player who can bat either right or left handed
batsman, batter, hitter, slugger - (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
2.switch-hitter - slang term for a bisexual person
bisexual, bisexual person - a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes
Translations

switch-hitter

[ˌswɪtʃˈhɪtəʳ] N
1. (Baseball) → bateador m ambidextro
2. (US) (= bisexual) → bisexual mf
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Mantle's remarkable season called attention to switch-hitting, affirmed his status as the premier switch-hitter in the game, and established a standard for future hitters with power from both sides of the plate.
What Shane did halfway through the season two years ago,'' Nava said, "to drop switch-hitting that deep into the year and then just start to rake the ball, that's so off the charts I don't know how anybody could expect to do that.
The deal for the switch-hitting outfielder is seen as an upgrade for the White Sox's left field rotation and the contract is apparently at three years $42 million though the White Sox club have not confirmed the specifics of the deal.
The report mentioned that in his first three matches, Maxwell has smashed 95 off 43 balls against Chennai Super Kings, 89 off 45 against Rajasthan Royals and 95 off 43 against Sunrisers Hyderabad with a spectacular mixture of switch-hitting, reverse sweeps and orthodox cricket shots.
From talking to Jones and other major league switch-hitters, both current and retired, two common themes emerge in their stories: They had a deep-rooted passion for switch-hitting, and they had somebody in their lives who encouraged them to do it.
Many at ringside felt the switch-hitting Davies had done enough to get the better of Earlsfield's Louis Adolphe, the 2011 losing finalist, but the London boxer was given the nod on the judges' scorecards.
Switch-hitting in which, say, a right-handed batsman swivels at the last moment to face the oncoming ball as a left-hander might - is not a stroke for the faint-hearted.
KEVIN PIETERSEN'S official warning on day three of England's second Test against Sri Lanka brought the issue of switch-hitting, and its variations, firmly back into the spotlight.
KEVIN Pietersen blasted England into a position of strength in the second Test against Sri Lanka - and then played down the switch-hitting controversy which saw him receive an official warning.
KEVIN PIETERSEN blasted England into a position of strength in the second Test against Sri Lanka - then played down the switch-hitting controversy which brought him an official warning.
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