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switch-hit

[ swich-hit ]
/ ˈswɪtʃˈhɪt /
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verb (used without object), switch-hit, switch-hit·ting.Baseball.
to be able to bat from either side of the plate, or both as a left-handed and as a right-handed batter.
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Origin of switch-hit

First recorded in 1950–55

OTHER WORDS FROM switch-hit

switch hitter, nounswitch-hitter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for switch-hit

switch-hit

verb
(intr) baseball to be able to bat either right- or left-handed
noun
cricket a shot in which the batsman jumps through 180 degrees to the opposite side of the wicket before swinging at the ball
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