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

  • n. One that pitches.
  • n. Baseball The player who throws the ball from the mound to the batter.
  • n. Sports A seven iron used in golf.
  • n. A container for liquids, usually having a handle and a lip or spout for pouring.
  • n. Botany A pitcherlike part, such as the leaf of a pitcher plant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • n. A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants. See pitcher plant.
  • n. One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.
  • n. , the player who delivers the ball to the batter.
  • n. (colloquial) The dominant partner in a homosexual relationship or penetrator in a sexual encounter between two men.
  • n. A sort of crowbar for digging.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman.
  • n. A sort of crowbar for digging.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who pitches,
  • n. In coal-mining, one who attends to loading at the shaft or other place of loading.
  • n. A vessel with an open spout and generally with a handle, used for holding water, milk, or other liquid.
  • n. 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.

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

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

Etymologies

Middle English picher, from Old French pichier, alteration of bichier, from Medieval Latin bicārium, drinking cup, probably from Greek bikos, jar, possibly from Egyptian biḳ, oil vessel.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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