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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pitcher  \Pitch"er\,  n. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pitcher  \Pitch"er\,  n.  [OE.  picher,  OF  pichier,  OHG.  pehhar 
  pehh[=a]ri;  prob.  of  the  same  origin  as  E.  beaker.  Cf 
  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 
  {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 
  {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}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  (baseball  or  softball)  the  person  who  does  the  pitching; 
  "our  pitcher  has  a  sore  arm"  [syn:  {hurler},  {twirler}] 
  2:  an  open  vessel  with  a  handle  and  a  spout  for  pouring  [syn:  {ewer}] 
  3:  the  quantity  contained  in  a  pitcher  [syn:  {pitcherful}] 
  4:  the  position  on  a  baseball  team  of  the  player  who  throws  the 
  ball  for  a  batter  to  try  to  hit;  "he  has  played  every 
  position  except  pitcher";  "they  have  a  southpaw  on  the 
  mound"  [syn:  {mound}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Pitcher,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  13136 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  a  vessel  for  containing  liquids.  In  the  East  pitchers  were 
  usually  carried  on  the  head  or  shoulders  (Gen.  24:15-20;  Judg. 
  7:16,  19;  Mark  14:13). 

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