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designated hitter

noun

Simple Definition of designated hitter

  • baseball : a player who is chosen at the beginning of a game to bat in the place of the pitcher and who does not play a position in the field

Full Definition of designated hitter

  1. 1 :  a baseball player designated at the start of the game to bat in place of the pitcher without causing the pitcher to be removed from the game

  2. 2 :  representative, substitute

Examples of designated hitter

  1. <you'll have to be my designated hitter in the office while I'm on business trips>



1973

First Known Use of designated hitter

1973


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