pitcher


pitcher

noun

  1. a container, usually with a handle and spout or lip, for holding and pouring liquids.
  2. Botany.
    1. a pitcherlike modification of the leaf of certain plants.
    2. an ascidium.

noun

  1. a person who pitches.
  2. Baseball. the player who throws the ball to the opposing batter.
  3. Also called number seven iron. Golf. a club with an iron head the face of which has more slope than a mashie but less slope than a pitching niblick.
  4. sett(def 1).

noun

  1. MollyMary Ludwig Hays McCauley, 1754–1832, American Revolutionary heroine.

noun

  1. a large jug, usually rounded with a narrow neck and often of earthenware, used mainly for holding water
  2. botany any of the urn-shaped leaves of the pitcher plant

noun

  1. baseball the player on the fielding team who pitches the ball to the batter
  2. a granite stone or sett used in paving

n.1“earthen jug,” c.1200, from Old French pichier (12c.), altered from bichier, from Medieval Latin bicarium, probably from Greek bikos “earthen vessel” (see beaker). Pitcher-plant is recorded from 1819; so called for its resemblance. n.2“one who pitches,” 1722, agent noun from pitch (v.1). Originally of one tossing hay into a wagon, etc.; baseball sense first recorded 1845. see little pitchers have big ears.

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