a pitcher brought into a game to replace another pitcher, often in a critical situation.
a pitcher regularly so used, as opposed to one who regularly starts games.
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Origin of relief pitcher
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby relief pitcher
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British Dictionary definitions for relief pitcher
baseball a pitcher who replaces a side's main pitcher during a gameAlso called: reliever
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