- a container, usually with a handle and spout or lip, for holding and pouring liquids.
- a pitcherlike modification of the leaf of certain plants.
- an ascidium.
Origin of pitcher1
Origin of pitcher2
- MollyMary Ludwig Hays McCauley, 1754–1832, American Revolutionary heroine.
Related Words for pitcherace, reliever, container, crock, decanter, flask, amphora, jar, vase, ewer, bottle, vessel, canteen, flagon, cruet, carafe, hurler, closer, knuckleballer
Examples from the Web for pitcher
Contemporary Examples of pitcher
You meant to chase every glass of wine with a pitcher of H2O, but the holiday cheer somehow steered you off course.5 Hangover Cures to Save You After a Few Too Many
December 19, 2014
A pitcher's life is one day of deliberate self-injury, followed by three days of healing, then a fresh injury.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
I grew up in a house that had butter on the table and a pitcher of sweet tea in the fridge.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin
August 23, 2014
Last week, I purchased a standard Brita pitcher filter, just to try it out.Are Water Filters B.S.?
August 19, 2014
The quartet is presented with a pitcher of syrup, which the waiter advises we apply “temperately, but not timidly.”The Hunt for New Orleans’s Secret Dish
Jane & Michael Stern
April 6, 2014
Historical Examples of pitcher
S' fur 's the pitcher goes, it's about as good 's kin be did with paint, I guess.
And I wish, for all our sakes, that we had the pitcher here now!
But the truth is, there is hardly a drop more milk in the pitcher.
"I kinda fergot it wasn't nothin' but a pitcher," he stammered, apologetically.
She speedily descended to the reservoir of water, and filled her pitcher.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
- a large jug, usually rounded with a narrow neck and often of earthenware, used mainly for holding water
- botany any of the urn-shaped leaves of the pitcher plant
Word Origin for pitcher
- baseball the player on the fielding team who pitches the ball to the batter
- a granite stone or sett used in paving
"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.
"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.