pinch hitter


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pinch-hit

(pĭnch′hĭt′)
intr.v. pinch-hit, pinch-hit·ting, pinch-hits
1. Baseball To bat in place of a player scheduled to bat, especially when a hit is badly needed.
2. Informal To substitute for another in a time of need.

pinch hit n.
pinch hitter n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinch hitter - (baseball) a substitute for the regular batter
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
batsman, batter, hitter, slugger - (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
second-stringer, substitute, reserve - an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced

pinch hitter

noun
Informal. One that takes the place of another:
Informal: fill-in, sub.
Translations

pinch hitter

n (US) → Ersatzspieler(in) m(f); (fig)Ersatz m
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