switch-hit

verb
\ ˈswich-ˈhit How to pronounce switch-hit (audio) \
switch-hit; switch-hitting

Definition of switch-hit

intransitive verb

: to bat right-handed against a left-handed pitcher and left-handed against a right-handed pitcher in baseball

First Known Use of switch-hit

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for switch-hit

back-formation from switch-hitter

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“Switch-hit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/switch-hit. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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