Definition of hurler in English:



  • 1North American informal A baseball pitcher.

    • ‘Five hurlers recalled recently their first and only taste of all-star action.’
    • ‘The stubborn hurler stormed off the mound, refusing to pitch.’
    • ‘This master of intercepting pitches with his body singled out one hurler as the most aggressive he faced.’
    • ‘‘He's got a funny spin on his fastball,’ the veteran hurler told Allen.’
    • ‘That is also the most wins ever by a left-handed hurler.’
  • 2A player of hurling.

    • ‘Kevin was a gifted hurler and footballer who gave outstanding service to his club since his days playing at Under 10 level.’
    • ‘Over 30 players attended the meeting and were told county hurlers will get free gym membership this season.’
    • ‘He's a hurling man and he talks about the game as hurlers do.’
    • ‘He is also a former hurler and footballer with his native club.’
    • ‘For a player twice named hurler of the year, he had nothing to prove.’