Meaning of “catcher” in the English Dictionary

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"catcher" in British English

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catchernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkætʃ.ər/ us /ˈketʃ.ɚ/

in baseball, the player who catches the ball if the batter fails to hit it

(Definition of “catcher” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"catcher" in American English

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catchernoun [ C ]

us /ˈkætʃ·ər, ˈketʃ-/

(in baseball) a player who catches the ball when it is thrown to the player who is hitting for the opposing team

(Definition of “catcher” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)