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Meaning of “hitter” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​seeactionprimarily as a designated hitter (= a ​player who ​regularlyhitsinstead of another ​player, usually ​instead of the ​pitcher, each ​time it is the other player's ​turn to ​hit). In the seventh ​inning, the ​managerinserted Trammell as a pinch hitter (= a ​player who ​hitsinstead 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)
Translations of “hitter”
in Chinese (Simplified) 击球手(棒球中轮到击球的球员)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擊球手(棒球中輪到擊球的球員)…
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