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pitcher1

[pich-er] /ˈpɪtʃ ər/
noun
1.
a container, usually with a handle and spout or lip, for holding and pouring liquids.
2.
Botany.
  1. a pitcherlike modification of the leaf of certain plants.
  2. an ascidium.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English picher < Old French pichier < Medieval Latin picārium, variant of bicārium beaker
Related forms
pitcherlike, adjective

pitcher2

[pich-er] /ˈpɪtʃ ər/
noun
1.
a person who pitches.
2.
Baseball. the player who throws the ball to the opposing batter.
3.
Also called number seven iron. Golf. a club with an iron head the face of which has more slope than a mashie but less slope than a pitching niblick.
4.
sett (def 1).
Origin
1700-10; pitch1 + -er1

Pitcher

[pich-er] /ˈpɪtʃ ər/
noun
1.
Molly (Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley) 1754–1832, American Revolutionary heroine.
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Examples for pitcher
  • As a result, the wrong pitcher was in the game at the wrong time.
  • The parents were concerned about the safety of the park because the sun shines into the eyes of the pitcher.
  • When a pitcher throws a knuckleball, the ball has no rotation and appears to flutter.
  • If nothing else, the turquoise pitcher will make an adorable vase.
  • Her favorites are pitcher plants: those shown here are from her collection.
  • Put a screen or a piece of cheesecloth over the pitcher to prevent bugs from flying in and drowning.
  • The refrigerator held the sharp tang of the pitcher of iron-rich well water cooling there.
  • Set a pitcher of it on your table for instant color.
  • Alcohols act as antifreeze to keep things from solidifying into a pitcher of lard.
  • The little bit of the mixture must really be worth pennies as it comes from a big pitcher they make up from a mix.
British Dictionary definitions for pitcher

pitcher1

/ˈpɪtʃə/
noun
1.
a large jug, usually rounded with a narrow neck and often of earthenware, used mainly for holding water
2.
(botany) any of the urn-shaped leaves of the pitcher plant
Word Origin
C13: from Old French pichier, from Medieval Latin picārium, variant of bicāriumbeaker

pitcher2

/ˈpɪtʃə/
noun
1.
(baseball) the player on the fielding team who pitches the ball to the batter
2.
a granite stone or sett used in paving
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Word Origin and History for pitcher
pitcher
"earthen jug," late 13c., from O.Fr. pichier (12c.), altered from bichier, from M.L. bicarium, probably from Gk. bikos "earthen vessel" (see beaker). Pitcher-plant is recorded from 1819.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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pitcher in the Bible

a vessel for containing liquids. In the East pitchers were usually carried on the head or shoulders (Gen. 24:15-20; Judg. 7:16, 19; Mark 14:13).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with pitcher
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