- to be able to bat from either side of the plate, or both as a left-handed and as a right-handed batter.
Origin of switch-hit
First recorded in 1950–55
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- (intr) baseball to be able to bat either right- or left-handed
- 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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