noun (1)
pitch·​er | \ ˈpi-chər How to pronounce pitcher (audio) \

Definition of pitcher

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a container for holding and pouring liquids that usually has a lip or spout and a handle
2 : a modified leaf of a pitcher plant in which the hollowed petiole and base of the blade form an elongated receptacle


noun (2)

Definition of pitcher (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that pitches specifically : the player who pitches in a game of baseball

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Noun (1)

pitcherful \ ˈpi-​chər-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce pitcher (audio) \ noun

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Synonyms: Noun (1)

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First Known Use of pitcher

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pitcher

Noun (1)

Middle English picher, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin bicarius drinking cup

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The first known use of pitcher was in the 13th century

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“Pitcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitcher. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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pitch·​er | \ ˈpi-chər How to pronounce pitcher (audio) \

Kids Definition of pitcher

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a container usually with a handle and a lip or spout used for holding and pouring out liquids



Kids Definition of pitcher (Entry 2 of 2)

: the player who throws the ball to the batter in baseball or softball

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