relief pitcher


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relief pitcher

n. Baseball
A pitcher who replaces another during a game.

relief pitcher

n
(Baseball) baseball a pitcher who replaces a side's main pitcher during a game. Also called: reliever

relief′ pitch`er


n.
a baseball pitcher brought into a game to replace another pitcher, often in a critical situation.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.relief pitcher - a pitcher who does not start the game
finisher, closer - (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
hurler, pitcher, twirler - (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
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