a container, usually with a handle and spout or lip, for holding and pouring liquids.
a pitcherlike modification of the leaf of certain plants.
- pitch·er·like, adjective
- picture, pitcher
Other definitions for pitcher (2 of 3)
Other definitions for Pitcher (3 of 3)
Molly Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley, 1754–1832, American Revolutionary heroine.
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How to use pitcher in a sentence
For a club to field three or more starting pitchers who it had drafted in a single class is rare.Cleveland’s League-Leading Rotation Relies On Homegrown Talent … From A Single Draft | Travis Sawchik | August 25, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Remarkably, lefty pitchers make it to the big leagues about three times as frequently as righties, given their share of the general population.What Really Gives Left-Handed Pitchers Their Edge? | Guy Molyneux | August 17, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
However, seeing two of the best power hitters of their generation tee off on opposing pitchers has to be a welcome sight for a team that had visions of this back when Stanton and Judge were first united.The Yankees Finally Have The Dynamic Duo They Wanted | Neil Paine (email@example.com) | August 4, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The most strikeouts any pitcher has managed in that time frame since 2015 was Corey Kluber, who fanned 127 batters in 98 innings over 13 starts in 2017.The MLB Records* That Could Fall In A 60-Game Season | Michael Salfino | August 3, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Emerging homegrown ace Luis Castillo, one of the top strikeout pitchers in the game, was joined last year by Sonny Gray and Trevor Bauer to form a potential quality rotation.The Dodgers Lead Our National League Predictions, But Don’t Count Out The Nats Or … Reds? | Travis Sawchik | July 22, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
You meant to chase every glass of wine with a pitcher of H2O, but the holiday cheer somehow steered you off course.
The more I become dissipated, ill, a broken pitcher, the more I too become a creative artist in that great revival of art.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind | Nick Mafi | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A pitcher's life is one day of deliberate self-injury, followed by three days of healing, then a fresh injury.
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 | Allison Glock | August 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sitting in that plastic pitcher, she said, the water seemed to sparkle.
"Here's a white pitcher, Jess," Violet called, holding up a perfect specimen with a tiny chip in its nose.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
"Because I thought a pitcher wouldn't hold lemonade enough," said Willy.The Nursery, November 1881, Vol. XXX | Various
“My last activity shall be for the birds,” she smiled, as she came back with the pitcher.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
But there was no food upon the table, nor anything else except a pitcher of water, a bundle of weeds and a handful of pebbles.The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
There were sweet potatoes, fleecy biscuits, a jug of sorghum, and a pitcher of sweet milk.
British Dictionary definitions for pitcher (1 of 2)
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
British Dictionary definitions for pitcher (2 of 2)
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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Other Idioms and Phrases with pitcher
see little pitchers have big ears.
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