Definition of heater in English:


Line breaks: heat¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈhiːtə


  • 2 Baseball A fastball: he drove the next pitch, another heater, over the left-field fence
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    • He had an amazing fastball; his heater was something I had never seen, and don't get me started on his curve.
    • On a first pitch fastball, Andy LaRoche smacked a 93 mph heater right back up the middle, nearly hitting Nieve in the process.
    • He then popped up a well-placed heater on the 3-2 pitch, ending the threat.
  • 3North American informal , • dated A gun: we lined up with our right hands on our heaters in our side pockets
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    • Rusty sometimes carried a heater, but it rarely had any bullets in it.
    • When we reached Gus's hangout we lined up, ready for hell, with our right hands on our heaters in our side pockets.
    • I tell Louie to open up his glove compartment and I get the heater out of it and put it in my pocket.

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