switch-hitter

noun
switch-hit·​ter | \ ˈswich-ˈhi-tər How to pronounce switch-hitter (audio) \

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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The first known use of switch-hitter was in 1928

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“Switch-hitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/switch-hitter. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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switch-hitter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of switch-hitter

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

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