Definition of spike-pitcher

: a member of a threshing or baling crew who pitches bundles, headings, hay, or straw from a stack or derrick to the machine or who helps the hauler unload his wagon at the machine

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History and Etymology for spike-pitcher

spike entry 1 + pitcher; from the use of a pitchfork

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“Spike-pitcher.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spike-pitcher. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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