Meaning of “catcher” in the English Dictionary


"catcher" in English

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catchernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkætʃ.ər/ us /ˈketʃ.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A catcher should not stand with his feet too widely apart. 
  • A word about high foul flies, since many of the catcher's put-outs are from these hits. 
  • He saw the scurry of uniformed figures to the field, the catcher adjusted his mask. 
  • It therefore follows that a catcher who cannot throw accurately to the bases becomes a serious disadvantage to his team. 
  • The pitcher will now send the catcher the ball wide of the plate and at a height where the catcher can handle it easily. 

(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)