pinch-hit

verb \ ˈpinch-ˈhit , ˌpinch- \

Definition of pinch-hit

intransitive verb
1 :to act or serve in place of another
2 :to bat in the place of another player especially when a hit is particularly needed

Origin and Etymology of pinch-hit

back-formation from pinch hitter

pinch-hit Synonyms


pinch hit

noun

Definition of pinch hit

:a hit made by a pinch hitter

First Known Use of pinch hit

1927


PINCH-HIT Defined for English Language Learners

pinch-hit

verb

Definition of pinch-hit for English Language Learners

  • baseball : to bat in the place of another player

  • : to act or serve in place of another person



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