designated hitter

noun

Definition of designated hitter

  1. 1 :  a baseball player designated at the start of the game to bat in place of the pitcher without causing the pitcher to be removed from the game

  2. 2 :  representative, substitute

Examples of designated hitter in a Sentence

  1. you'll have to be my designated hitter in the office while I'm on business trips

First Known Use of designated hitter

1961


DESIGNATED HITTER Defined for English Language Learners

designated hitter

noun

Definition of designated hitter for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a player who is chosen at the beginning of a game to bat in the place of the pitcher and who does not play a position in the field


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