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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that catches, especially the baseball player positioned behind home plate who signals for and receives pitches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone or something that catches.
  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, catches.
  • n. The player who stands behind the batsman to catch the ball.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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