Main definitions of pitcher in English

: pitcher1pitcher2

pitcher1

noun

  • 1A large container, typically earthenware, glass, or plastic, with a handle and a lip, used for holding and pouring liquids.

    • ‘In front of him was a man holding a pitcher filled with some liquid.’
    • ‘She poured two glasses of iced tea from a glass pitcher.’
    • ‘Each table had silverware and a clean glass pitcher of syrup.’
    • ‘Carrying a glass pitcher full of dark-brown liquid, with a healthy head of foam on it, he places it and two drinking bowls before us.’
    • ‘The handle in the shape of a hound dog was a popular treatment for mid-nineteenth-century pitcher handles.’
    • ‘One thing I would recommend though, would be to serve the water from glass pitchers rather than white plastic.’
    • ‘Wick downed the rest of the glass of beer and poured from the pitcher.’
    • ‘Maralynne returned eventually with a full glass and a not-full pitcher.’
    • ‘Take an earthen pitcher or any suitable container which should be clean and washed properly.’
    • ‘A 24-oz. glass and pitcher are other options, but not available at every unit.’
    • ‘I finally found the strength to move, I picked up the cream china pitcher and poured the cool water into the basin and washed my face.’
    • ‘I took the small blue pitcher and began to pour the white liquid over my cereal.’
    • ‘The participants were then asked to sit alone in room for 12 minutes and then they were presented with a snack tray and a pitcher of water.’
    • ‘Under the rays of the burning sun Molly Hays ran forward carrying a large, full pitcher of water.’
    • ‘The first piece was a giraffe whose neck was the handle of a pitcher.’
    • ‘Dried wheat grass found in a drawer was artfully arranged in a blue glass pitcher and became a dining-table centerpiece.’
    • ‘Taking out a glass pitcher filled with a dark-reddish fluid, she places it on the table and then turns to the cabinets above the sink.’
    • ‘He walked to a large gold table and placed the contents on his tray-a few small cups and a pitcher of water-onto it.’
    • ‘Her mother seated herself, pouring some water from a pitcher into her glass, before answering.’
    • ‘He poured a glass of water from a plastic pitcher and pressed it into my hands.’
    • ‘I have a quart-sized Pyrex glass pitcher that's absolutely perfect.’
    jug, ewer, jar, crock
    creamer
    jorum
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    1. 1.1The contents of a pitcher.
      ‘a pitcher of water’
      • ‘Over 200 people attended the event, drawn in by cheap pitchers of beer.’
      • ‘If they bring their own tequila, they can order a pitcher of fresh limeade or watermelon juice to make margaritas.’
      • ‘We had Big-P's special burgers last week and I made a pitcher of delicious summer punch to go with them…’
      • ‘Our bar trivia team won three straight pitchers of beer this week.’
      • ‘Start with a pitcher of Martinis and your favorite spouse.’
      • ‘I took it upon myself to order for the table a pitcher of sangria.’
      • ‘But when you're fixing a pitcher of Bloody Marys, so much is going in that, the vodka is not the issue.’
      • ‘As a result, they also had a wings and beer special where you get a pitcher of beer along with 20 jumbo chicken wings for only $20.’
      • ‘We were at a little Mexican restaurant in old Montreal and we had a pitcher of Sangria.’
      • ‘He didn't knock back a pitcher of lemonade before he staggered onto the stage.’
      • ‘Here eyes on the pitcher of orange juice that was being passed around.’
      • ‘Anyway, it won me a pitcher of Fosters, which I forgot to cash in.’
      • ‘He chases a four-hour mountain-bike ride with a pepperoni pizza and a pitcher of beer.’
      • ‘So, on Thursday, I'm out with Dave, and he orders a pitcher of Budweiser.’
      • ‘My recommendation is to just get a pitcher of whatever is on special that night and try to pin the designated driver duty on someone else.’
      • ‘After a pitcher of sangria, the pitch is: look at me, I'm out of control, I may need therapy, I'm damaged, deviant and different.’
      • ‘They also asked for a pitcher of lemonade to wash down their meal with.’
      • ‘For instance, Manoj, a software engineer, prefers to have a pitcher of chilled sweet toddy with friends to beat the lethargy of a lazy Sunday.’
      • ‘Endless pitchers of beer are slopping at us like the tap is stuck open.’
      • ‘It is regarded as being akin to rocket fuel so just imagine what state a person or persons would be in if they purchased a pitcher of the stuff.’
  • 2The modified leaf of a pitcher plant.

    • ‘These will grow tall green pitchers with a wavy lid and light red veining.’
    • ‘The sides of the pitcher are slippery and may be grooved in such a way so as to ensure that the insects cannot climb out.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French pichier pot based on late Latin picarium.

Pronunciation:

pitcher

/ˈpiCHər/

Main definitions of pitcher in English

: pitcher1pitcher2

pitcher2

noun

Baseball
  • The player who delivers the ball to the batter.

    • ‘Few position players or pitchers maintain an even remotely uniform level of effectiveness.’
    • ‘The decision was made because there were no players left, no pitchers left.’
    • ‘In the game, you take on the roles as the pitcher, fielder, batter, everyone with the simple control scheme.’
    • ‘No drug can eliminate that mental torment when a hitter is supposed to deliver or a pitcher is supposed to succeed.’
    • ‘No matter how fast a pitcher can throw a ball, it always travels 60 feet, six inches before it is declared a strike.’
    • ‘After all, the pitcher is the one player who can dominate and take control of a game.’
    • ‘All eight patients were competitive baseball players (seven pitchers, one catcher).’
    • ‘The Giants could be vulnerable, losing four everyday players and a starting pitcher.’
    • ‘Baseball's going to need to get a lot smarter on how to value players, especially pitchers.’
    • ‘Most girls played softball, so finding baseball pitchers was often difficult.’
    • ‘Only a handful of pitchers in major league history have struck out 19 batters in a game.’
    • ‘The pitcher threw four straight balls, and none of them were near the plate.’
    • ‘Can you tell me what the major league record is for most consecutive batters retired by a pitcher and who holds it?’
    • ‘As the pitch came in, Shay and his teammate swung at the ball and together they hit a slow ground ball to the pitcher.’
    • ‘The pitcher fields the ball while running toward the line and flips it to the third baseman.’
    • ‘It was a situation in which most pitchers would deliver a fastball to get the first strike.’
    • ‘Then, after handing the ball over, the pitcher has to make that same march back to the dugout alone.’
    • ‘Unlike a hockey goalie or a baseball pitcher, one dominant player is not enough to determine a game.’
    • ‘The catcher has to stay within the box until the pitcher delivers the ball.’
    • ‘See the accompanying chart for pitchers and position players with the most years of major league service.’

Pronunciation:

pitcher

/ˈpiCHər/