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Webster 1913 Edition


Pitcher

Pitch′er

,
Noun.
1.
One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically
(Baseball)
, the player who delivers the ball to the batsman.
2.
A sort of crowbar for digging.
[Obs.]
Mortimer.

Pitch′er

,
Noun.
[OE.
picher
, OF.
pichier
, OHG.
pehhar
,
pehhāri
; prob. of the same origin as E.
beaker
. Cf.
Beaker
.]
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.
(Bot.)
A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants.
American pitcher plants
,
the species of Sarracenia. See
Sarracenia
.
Australian pitcher plant
,
the
Cephalotus follicularis
, a low saxifragaceous herb having two kinds of radical leaves, some oblanceolate and entire, others transformed into little ovoid pitchers, longitudinally triple-winged and ciliated, the mouth covered with a lid shaped like a cockleshell.
California pitcher plant
,
the
Darlingtonia California
. See
Darlingtonia
.
Pitcher plant
,
any plant with the whole or a part of the leaves transformed into pitchers or cuplike organs, especially the species of
Nepenthes
. See
Nepenthes
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pitcher

PITCH'ER

, n.
1.
An earthen vessel with a spout for pouring out liquors. This is its present signification. It seems formerly to have signified a water pot, jug or jar with ears.
2.
An instrument for piercing the ground.

Definition 2021


pitcher

pitcher

English

Noun

pitcher (plural pitchers)

  1. One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.
  2. (baseball, softball), the player who delivers the ball to the batter.
  3. (chiefly US, colloquial) The top partner in a homosexual relationship or penetrator in a sexual encounter between two men.
  4. (obsolete) A sort of crowbar for digging.
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Etymology 2

A pitcher for pouring liquids.
Ant drinking from the pitcher (type of plant appendage) of a Nepenthes rafflesiana.

From Middle English picher, from Old French pichier, pechier (small jug), bichier (compare modern French pichet), from Late Latin or Medieval Latin pīcārium, alteration of bīcārium, itself possibly from bacarium, bacar or from Ancient Greek βῖκος (bîkos). More at beaker.

Noun

pitcher (plural pitchers)

  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 pitcher plant.
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Gallo

Etymology

From Old French piquer (to pierce with the tip of a sword), from Vulgar Latin pīccare (to sting, strike), from Frankish *pikkōn.

Verb

pitcher

  1. to prick

Spanish

Noun

pitcher m (plural pitchers)

  1. pitcher