Meaning of “hitter” in the English Dictionary

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"hitter" in British English

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hitternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhɪt.ər/ us /ˈhɪt̬.ɚ/

in baseball, the player whose turn it is to hit the ball:

Davis is expected to see action primarily as a designated hitter (= a player who regularly hits instead of another player, usually instead of the pitcher, each time it is the other player's turn to hit).
In the seventh inning, the manager inserted Trammell as a pinch hitter (= a player who hits instead of another player after the other player has appeared in the game).

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

"hitter" in American English

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hitternoun [ C ]

us /ˈhɪt̬·ər/

a player in baseball who hits the ball with the bat (= stick):

Babe Ruth is famous as one of the best hitters in baseball.

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