Definition of designated hitter in English:

Share this entry

designated hitter

Pronunciation: /ˈdeziɡˌnādid ˈhidər/

noun

Baseball
A nonfielding player named before the start of a game to be in the batting order, typically in place of the pitcher.
Example sentences
  • Primarily a first baseman and outfielder, he also played 62 games as a designated hitter.
  • Finally, there will be no designated hitters, and each team will have only two pitchers - a starter and a reliever.
  • Next are right fielders with 21 followed by left field, center field, third and second base, shortstop, catcher and designated hitter.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: des·ig·nat·ed hit·ter

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.