American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that catches, especially the baseball player positioned behind home plate who signals for and receives pitches.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chaser; a hunter.
- n. One who catches; that which catches, or in which anything is caught.
- n. Specifically— In base-ball and similar games, the player who stands behind the bat or home-base to catch the ball when pitched. See base-ball. In mining: An arrangement to prevent overwinding, or raising the cage too high as it comes out of the shaft. Also, in Leicestershire, England, the equivalent of cage-shuts (which see). In general, any arrangement at the mouth of the shaft, or on the pump, by means of which accidents may be prevented in case a part of the machinery gives way. plural In ornithology, the raptorial birds, or birds of prey: a term translating Captantes, one of the names of the order.
- n. One who sings catches.
- n. Someone or something that catches.
- n. baseball The player that squats behind home plate and receives the pitches from the pitcher
- n. (colloquial) The submissive partner in a homosexual relationship or sexual encounter between two men.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, catches.
- n. (Baseball) The player who stands behind the batsman to catch the ball.
- n. the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws
- n. (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
“And he's batting .336, which for a catcher is a lot more than just respectable.”
“Although the catcher is the 2nd most important player on the team, don't spend too much time on the catcher until a play at home is expected.”
“Only the 'catcher' is defined as such and many a macho straight mexican man will 'pitch' when the opportunity arises.”
“The number one catcher is a night crawler rigged to drag the bottom about a foot behind the weight.”
“Besides being a big win for that team, one catcher from the Cubs also has reason to be proud, following this double play in the middle of the game:”
“As the great and somewhat quirky hall-of-fame catcher from the New York Yankees Yogi Berra famously said, "It's ain't over till it's over.”
“Rookie Tommy Manzella will be the shortstop, and catcher is a competition between rookie Jason Castro and J.R. Towles, who has played 84 games in the majors.”
“His solution is “Water Catcher”, a flying rain catcher and water purifier.”
“Putting him in charge of anything beyond dog catcher is lunacy.”
“| Reply right before it looks like the catcher is spitting some dip out as well”
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