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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

catcher

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

nFänger m; he’s a good catcherer ist gut im Fangen, er fängt gut
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
Premier also expects to get "imminent" approval for developing two satellite fields in its 50%-owned Greater Catcher Area.
STAR CATCHER'S Kerrygold Irish Oaks victory was the headline act as Frankie Dettori continued his remarkable Group race-winning record.
Kerrygold Irish Oaks 1 Star Catcher 7-2 2 Fleeting 9-2 3 Pink Dogwood 5-2f Owner Anthony Oppenheimer Trainer John Gosden Jockey Frankie Dettori Groom Ulrika Thomson Breeder Hascombe and Valiant Studs Distances 1/2l, 41/2l STAR CATCHER fully justified the decision to supplement her for the Kerrygold Irish Oaks by making all to land the Curragh Classic under an inspired ride from Frankie Dettori.