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pinch hitter

noun

Definition of PINCH HITTER

:  one that pinch-hits

Examples of PINCH HITTER

  1. <the business owners brought in a pinch hitter until a permanent manager could be hired>

First Known Use of PINCH HITTER

1912
PINCH HITTER Defined for Kids

pinch hitter

noun

Definition of PINCH HITTER for Kids

1
:  a baseball player who is sent in to bat for another
2
:  a person who does another's work in an emergency

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