American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who hits or strikes something.
- n. Baseball A batter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who hits or strikes, as in batting, boxing, etc.: as, a hard hitter (that is, one who delivers a hard or heavy blow).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who hits or strikes.
- n. (Baseball) The batter.
- n. (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
- n. someone who hits
“How good a hitter is the Mets 'Mike Piazza, who has spent his entire career in pitchers' parks?”
“Crowe, a switch-hitter, is an all-around athlete with excellent speed who can play all three outfield positions.”
“Colorado's hottest hitter is shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who hit .254 and slugged .489 in the first half but hit .342 and slugged .619 after the All-Star break.”
“It looks like a pinch-hitter is being brought in to finish the story based upon his notes.”
“The alternative as cleanup hitter is C Bengie Molina, who ranked at the bottom of NL cleanup hitters last season with 16 homers and a .445 slugging percentage.”
“The clean-up hitter is Rand Paul, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky.”
“The Marlins 'new leadoff hitter is a big reason they're the only unbeaten team in the majors and 4-0 for the first time in franchise history.”
“The outside hitter is one of three people on the team to play at Long Beach State in college.”
“Getting behind the Colorado hitters (or any hitters) isn't a good idea but this bunch, especially the middle of the order, has a lot of power – and power hitters do best in hitter counts.”
“Plan: He likes to throw this pitch in hitter counts to left-handed hitters, using it on the inside portion of the strike zone.”
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