pitcher

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Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens.

to pitch (to throw, etc.) + -er

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pitcher (plural pitchers)

  1. One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.
  2. (baseball, softball), the player who delivers the ball to the batter.
  3. (chiefly US, colloquial) The top partner in a homosexual relationship or penetrator in a sexual encounter between two men.
  4. (obsolete) A sort of crowbar for digging.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A pitcher for pouring liquids.
Ant drinking from the pitcher (type of plant appendage) of a Nepenthes rafflesiana.

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.

Noun[edit]

pitcher (plural pitchers)

  1. 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.
  2. (botany) A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants. See pitcher plant.
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Etymology[edit]

From Old French piquer (to pierce with the tip of a sword), from Vulgar Latin pīccare (to sting, strike), from Frankish *pikkōn.

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pitcher

  1. to prick