relief pitcher

noun

Definition of relief pitcher

  1. :  a baseball pitcher who takes over for another during a game

1884

First Known Use of relief pitcher

1884


RELIEF PITCHER Defined for English Language Learners

relief pitcher

noun

Definition of relief pitcher for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a pitcher who comes into a game when another pitcher is removed from the game


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