designated hitter

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Noun[edit]

designated hitter (plural designated hitters)

  1. (baseball) A batter who is permitted to substitute for a pitcher in the batting rotation in Major League Baseball's American League.
  2. (colloquial) A person who is asked to substitute for another in handling a portion of a task for which the other is less capable.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (abbreviation): DH

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