pitcher

1
[ pich-er ]
/ ˈpɪtʃ ər /

noun

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

Origin of pitcher

1
1250–1300; Middle English picher < Old French pichier < Medieval Latin picārium, variant of bicārium beaker

Related forms

pitch·er·like, adjective

Can be confused

picture pitcher

Definition for pitcher (2 of 3)

pitcher

2
[ pich-er ]
/ ˈpɪtʃ ər /

noun

a person who pitches.
Baseball. the player who throws the ball to the opposing batter.
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.

Origin of pitcher

2
First recorded in 1700–10; pitch1 + -er1

Definition for pitcher (3 of 3)

Pitcher

[ pich-er ]
/ ˈpɪtʃ ər /

noun

MollyMary Ludwig Hays McCauley, 1754–1832, American Revolutionary heroine.
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British Dictionary definitions for pitcher (1 of 2)

pitcher

1
/ (ˈpɪtʃə) /

noun

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

C13: from Old French pichier, from Medieval Latin picārium, variant of bicārium beaker

British Dictionary definitions for pitcher (2 of 2)

pitcher

2
/ (ˈpɪtʃə) /

noun

baseball the player on the fielding team who pitches the ball to the batter
a granite stone or sett used in paving
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Idioms and Phrases with pitcher

pitcher


see little pitchers have big ears.

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