switch-hitter

noun switch-hit·ter \ ˈswich-ˈhi-tər \

Definition of switch-hitter

1 : a baseball player who switch-hits
2 slang : bisexual
3 : one that is flexible or adaptable; especially : a person who can work equally well in either of two jobs or capacities

First Known Use of switch-hitter

1928

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SWITCH-HITTER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of switch-hitter for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a batter who bats right-handed against a left-handed pitcher and left-handed against a right-handed pitcher


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