pinch-hit

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

pinch–hit

verb \ˈpinch-ˈhit, ˌpinch-\

baseball : to bat in the place of another player

: to act or serve in place of another person

Full Definition of PINCH-HIT

intransitive verb
1
:  to act or serve in place of another
2
:  to bat in the place of another player especially when a hit is particularly needed

Origin of PINCH-HIT

back-formation from pinch hitter
First Known Use: 1915

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