Definition of catcher
: one that catches; specifically : a baseball player positioned behind home plate
Examples of catcher in a Sentence
The cat is a good mouse catcher.
Recent Examples of catcher from the Web
If, in the judgment of the umpire, the catcher without possession of the ball blocks the pathway of the runner, the umpire shall call or signal the runner safe.
LSU switch-hitting catcher Michael Papierski hit a pair of home runs during his team's sweep of Auburn, and Ole Miss' Tim Rowe had a pair of doubles during the final regular-season series.
Except for catcher Luis Torrens, who lined out twice, every member of the starting lineup logged at least one hit.
Lucroy popped out to shallow right and Odor fouled out to the catcher to strand Mazara are at third.
Photos of Cubs catcher and outfielder Kyle Schwarber.
Girardi defended the regular catcher, Gary Sanchez, but suggested that Romine could work with Tanaka again next time.
Miami's John Ruiz (4) slides safely into home as the ball gets past Wake Forest catcher Ben Breazeale, top, during the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament in Louisville, Ky., Fri.
Later in the inning, senior catcher Connor Ellefson ripped a two-run double.
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First Known Use of catcher
CATCHER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of catcher for English Language Learners
: someone or something that catches something
baseball : the player who plays behind home plate and catches the pitches thrown by the pitcher
CATCHER Defined for Kids
Definition of catcher for Students
1 : someone or something that catches
2 : a baseball player who plays behind home plate
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