pinch hitter

noun

Definition of pinch hitter

  1. :  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

First Known Use of pinch hitter

1899


PINCH HITTER Defined for Kids

pinch hitter

noun

Definition of pinch hitter for Students

  1. 1 :  a baseball player who is sent in to bat for another

  2. 2 :  a person who does another's work in an emergency



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