from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Baseball A player designated at the start of a game to bat instead of the pitcher in the lineup.
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- n. A batter who is permitted to substitute for a pitcher in the batting rotation in Major League Baseball's American League.
- n. A person who is asked to substitute for another in handling a portion of a task for which the other is less capable.
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- n. a ballplayer who is designated to bat in place of the pitcher
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