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Etymology 1

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Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens.

to pitch (to throw, etc.) + -er

Noun

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pitcher

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pitcher ({{{1}}})
  1. One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.
  2. (baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batter.
  3. (Obsolete) A sort of crowbar for digging.
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Etymology 2

A pitcher for pouring liquids.

From Old English picher, Old French pichier, Old High German pehhar, pehhāri; probably of the same origin as beaker.

Noun

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pitcher

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  1. A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle.
  2. (botany) A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants. See w:pitcher plant.
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