[ swich-hit ]
/ ˈswɪtʃˈhɪt /
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
Related formsswitch hitter, nounswitch-hit·ter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for switch-hitter (1 of 2)
noun US and Canadian
baseball a batsman who can hit either right- or left-handed
slang a bisexual person
British Dictionary definitions for switch-hitter (2 of 2)
(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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