1. A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle.
2. Bot. A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants.
American pitcher plants, the species of Sarracenia. See Sarracenia.
Australian pitcher plant, the Cephalotus follicularis, a low saxifragaceous herb having two kinds of radical leaves, some oblanceolate and entire, others transformed into little ovoid pitchers, longitudinally triple-winged and ciliated, the mouth covered with a lid shaped like a cockleshell.
California pitcher plant, the Darlingtonia California. See Darlingtonia.
Pitcher plant, any plant with the whole or a part of the leaves transformed into pitchers or cuplike organs, especially the species of Nepenthes. See Nepenthes.
1. One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically Baseball, the player who delivers the ball to the batsman.
2. A sort of crowbar for digging. [Obs.]
n 1: (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher
has a sore arm" [syn: hurler, twirler]
2: an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring [syn: ewer]
3: the quantity contained in a pitcher [syn: pitcherful]
4: the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the
ball for a batter to try to hit; "he has played every
position except pitcher"; "they have a southpaw on the
mound" [syn: mound]
a vessel for containing liquids. In the East pitchers were
usually carried on the head or shoulders (Gen. 24:15-20; Judg.
7:16, 19; Mark 14:13).