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English definition of “pitcher”

pitcher

noun [C] (CONTAINER)    /ˈpɪtʃ.ər/ US  //
UK a large container with a wide, round base, straight sides, and a narrow opening at the top, used in the past for holding water or another liquid: an earthenware pitcherContainers for liquids and gases US for jug: a pitcher of beer/water/lemonadeContainers for liquids and gases
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