pitcher

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpɪtʃər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpɪtʃɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pichər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pitch•er1 /ˈpɪtʃɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a container for liquids, usually with a handle and spout or lip.

pitch•er2 /ˈpɪtʃɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. one who pitches.
  2. Sport[Baseball.]the player who throws the ball to the opposing batter.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pitch•er1  (pichər),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. a container, usually with a handle and spout or lip, for holding and pouring liquids.
  2. [Bot.]
    • Botanya pitcherlike modification of the leaf of certain plants.
    • Botanyan ascidium.
pitcher•like′, adj. 
  • Medieval Latin picārium, variant of bicārium beaker
  • Old French pichier
  • Middle English picher 1250–1300

pitch•er2  (pichər),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. a person who pitches.
  2. Sport[Baseball.]the player who throws the ball to the opposing batter.
  3. SportAlso 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).
  • pitch1 + -er1 1700–10

Pitch•er  (pichər),USA pronunciation n. 
  • BiographicalMolly (Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley), 1754–1832, American Revolutionary heroine.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    pitcher /ˈpɪtʃə/ n
    1. a large jug, usually rounded with a narrow neck and often of earthenware, used mainly for holding water
    Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French pichier, from Medieval Latin picārium, variant of bicārium beaker
    pitcher /ˈpɪtʃə/ n
    1. the player on the fielding team who pitches the ball to the batter
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