Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

starting pitcher

Definition of starting pitcher

baseball

  1. :  the pitcher who is playing at the beginning of the game <The manager removed the starting pitcher in the third inning.>



Word by Word Definitions

startplay starting
  1. :  to move suddenly and violently :  spring

    :  to react with a sudden brief involuntary movement

    :  to issue with sudden force

  1. :  a sudden involuntary bodily movement or reaction

    :  a brief and sudden action or movement

    :  a sudden capricious impulse or outburst

pitcherplay
  1. :  a container for holding and pouring liquids that usually has a lip or spout and a handle

    :  a modified leaf of a pitcher plant in which the hollowed petiole and base of the blade form an elongated receptacle

  1. :  one that pitches

    :  the player who pitches in a game of baseball


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up starting pitcher? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 7, 2016

a slight offense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez duvet spindrift kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ