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Meaning & Definition of Pitcher in English

English

Pitcher

/pɪʧər/

noun

1. (baseball) the person who does the pitching

  • "Our pitcher has a sore arm"
    synonym:
  • pitcher
  • ,
  • hurler
  • ,
  • twirler

2. An open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring

    synonym:
  • pitcher
  • ,
  • ewer

3. The quantity contained in a pitcher

    synonym:
  • pitcher
  • ,
  • pitcherful

4. (botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to resemble a pitcher or ewer

    synonym:
  • pitcher

5. The position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit

  • "He has played every position except pitcher"
  • "They have a southpaw on the mound"
    synonym:
  • pitcher
  • ,
  • mound

Examples of using

I dropped the pitcher and it broke.
I cannot fill my pitcher with water. It's cracked.
The coach made him a good pitcher.