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
Yard Goats catcher Jan Vazquez threw out a runner trying to steal second base, picked off another at first and drove in the first two runs of what became a 12-8 victory over the Bowie Baysox Wednesday at Dunkin' Donuts Park.
Rounding out the top 10: Catcher M.J. Melendez, the Royals’ second-round pick in June; first baseman Samir Duenez, a 21-year-old at Northwest Arkansas; and shortstop Nicky Lopez, a fifth-round pick in 2016 with a knack for getting on base.
The ball plopped inches in front of the plate, and catcher Jason Castro threw him out.
The outside features a bottle opener with a magnetic cap catcher and removable Bluetooth speakers.
The catcher’s first homer soared over the left-field wall.
Catcher Mike Zunino clubbed a first-pitch change-up out to left field in the second.
On Tuesday afternoon, Rays first baseman Logan Morrison started a small storm by putting MLB and Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez both on blast for the league's inclusion of the young backstop in the 2017 Home Run Derby.
Cubs fan Emil Strandquist wants the moutza for former Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, who was shipped off to Toronto after complaining his pitchers couldn't hold runners on base.
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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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