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switch-hit

[swich-hit] /ˈswɪtʃˈhɪt/
verb (used without object), switch-hit, switch-hitting. Baseball.
1.
to be able to bat from either side of the plate, or both as a left-handed and as a right-handed batter.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
Related forms
switch hitter, noun
switch-hitter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for switch-hitter

switch-hitter

noun (US & Canadian)
1.
(baseball) a batsman who can hit either right- or left-handed
2.
(slang) a bisexual person

switch-hit

verb
1.
(intransitive) (baseball) to be able to bat either right- or left-handed
noun
2.
(cricket) a shot in which the batsman jumps through 180 degrees to the opposite side of the wicket before swinging at the ball
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Slang definitions & phrases for switch-hitter

switch-hitter

noun
  1. A player who bats both right-handed and left-handed (1930s+ Baseball)
  2. A versatile person (1950s+)
  3. A bisexual person: Some people thought he was a switch-hitter. But a nice guy (1956+)

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