pinch hitter

pinch hitter
(baseball) a substitute for the regular batter (Freq. 1)
Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game, ↑softball, ↑softball game

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Etymology: pinch (II) + hitter
1. : a player who is sent in to bat in the place of another especially in an emergency
2. : a person who acts or serves in the place of another : substitute

asked to fill in as a pinch hitter — Bernard Kalb

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1. Baseball. a substitute who bats for a teammate, often at a critical moment of the game.
2. any substitute for another, esp. in an emergency.
[1910-15, Amer.]

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pinch hitter,
a person who pinch-hits for another.

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pinch hitter noun, pl ⋯ -ters [count]
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Main Entry:pinch-hit

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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