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starting pitcher

Definition of starting pitcher


  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

  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

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to lessen in amount, effect, or force

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