starting pitcher

starting pitcher
(baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game (Freq. 1)
Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game
Hypernyms: ↑pitcher, ↑hurler, ↑twirler, ↑starter

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: a baseball pitcher usually used in regular rotation (as every fourth day) to start a game and usually expected to pitch a complete game — compare relief pitcher

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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