pinch hitter

noun
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of pinch hitter

: one that pinch-hits

Examples of pinch hitter in a Sentence

  1. the business owners brought in a pinch hitter until a permanent manager could be hired

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First Known Use of pinch hitter

1899

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PINCH HITTER Defined for Kids

pinch hitter

noun

Definition of pinch hitter for Students

1 : a baseball player who is sent in to bat for another
2 : a person who does another's work in an emergency


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