Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A vessel with an open spout and generally with a handle, used for holding water, milk, or other liquid.
  • noun In botany, a specially adapted tubular or cupshaped modification of the leaf of certain plants, particularly of the genera Nepenthes and Sarracenia; an ascidium. See ascidium, pitcherplant, Nepenthes, and Sarracenia.
  • noun One who pitches,
  • noun In coal-mining, one who attends to loading at the shaft or other place of loading.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle.
  • noun (Bot.) A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants.
  • noun the species of Sarracenia. See Sarracenia.
  • noun the Cephalotus follicularis, a low saxifragaceous herb having two kinds of radical leaves, some oblanceolate and entire, others transformed into little ovoid pitchers, longitudinally triple-winged and ciliated, the mouth covered with a lid shaped like a cockleshell.
  • noun the Darlingtonia California. See Darlingtonia.
  • noun any plant with the whole or a part of the leaves transformed into pitchers or cuplike organs, especially the species of Nepenthes. See Nepenthes.
  • noun One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman.
  • noun obsolete A sort of crowbar for digging.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle.
  • noun botany A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants. See pitcher plant.
  • noun One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.
  • noun baseball, softball , the player who delivers the ball to the batter.
  • noun (colloquial) The dominant partner in a homosexual relationship or penetrator in a sexual encounter between two men.
  • noun Obsolete A sort of crowbar for digging.

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

  • noun (baseball) the person who does the pitching
  • noun the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit
  • noun (botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to resemble a pitcher or ewer
  • noun an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
  • noun the quantity contained in a pitcher

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Examples

  • Only one pitcher is the only pitcher from the Tigers 'season-opening rotation who's still active.

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  • And 2 pints plus a third of a pitcher is a bit much for a weeknight ... next time!

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  • Now the pitcher is able to check any other runners.

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  • Re-warming a pitcher is a bad idea, but there's usually some player out there just itching to try out his knuckleball on live hitters or something like that.

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  • I come to what I called the pitcher, with which we draw the water for our own use -- 'that whosoever believeth.'

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  • It's akin to a baseball player taking home run swings at fastballs, only to suddenly notice that the "pitcher" is actually playing badminton.

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  • It's akin to a baseball player taking home run swings at fastballs, only to suddenly notice that the "pitcher" is actually playing badminton.

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  • It's akin to a baseball player taking home run swings at fastballs, only to suddenly notice that the "pitcher" is actually playing badminton.

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  • It's akin to a baseball player taking home run swings at fastballs, only to suddenly notice that the "pitcher" is actually playing badminton.

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  • It doesn't matter what kind of pitcher is on the mound or what kind of situation it is - he gets the head of the bat on the ball and hits it hard somewhere.

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