Pitcher Definition

pĭchər
pitchers
noun
pitchers
One that pitches.
American Heritage
A container, usually with a handle and lip, for holding and pouring liquids.
Webster's New World
A seven iron used in golf.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
A person who pitches; specif., the baseball player who pitches the ball to the opposing batters.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Pitcher

Noun

Singular:
pitcher
Plural:
pitchers

Origin of Pitcher

  • 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English picher, from Old French pichier, pechier (“small jug"), from Old High German pehhar, pehhāri (“beaker, cup") (compare Medieval Latin picarium, alteration of bicarium). More at beaker.

    From Wiktionary

  • to pitch (to throw, etc.) + -er

    From Wiktionary

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