Definition of Relief pitcher

1. Noun. A pitcher who does not start the game.

Exact synonyms: Fireman, Reliever
Specialized synonyms: Closer, Finisher
Generic synonyms: Hurler, Pitcher, Twirler
Derivative terms: Relieve



Definition of Relief pitcher

1. Noun. (baseball) A pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher or another relief pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness, ejection from the game or fatigue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Relief Pitcher

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Literary usage of Relief pitcher

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1. Hellenistic Pottery and Terracottas by Homer A. Thompson, Dorothy Burr Thompson (1987)
"From Athens other lamps are known;1 from the Peiraeus a relief pitcher with a strainer ... It is said that one of the fragments of a relief pitcher bearing ..."

2. Baseball Goes to War by William B. Mead (1998)
"Caster was the only relief pitcher we had who could throw it over the plate. Didn't make any difference if it was 12 o'clock at night and no lights, ..."

3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"The panel may have been bemused by the example sentence, which referred to the New York Yankees' relief pitcher Goose Gossage. Several panel members were ..."

4. Baseball Goes to War by William B. Mead (1998)
"Caster was the only relief pitcher we had who could throw it over the plate. Didn't make any difference if it was 12 o'clock at night and no lights, ..."

5. Home Plate: The Traveler's Food Guide to Cooperstown and Otsego County, NY by Brenda Berstler (2006)
"Their efforts were rewarded, with Jim heralding the emerging relief pitcher specialty. That year Jim was named the National League's Most Valuable Player, ..."

6. Mike Leibig Traveling in Disguise by Michael T. Leibig (2003)
"There is additional space for each pitcher and relief pitcher, boxes for each at bat, a picture of a baseball diamond, and smaller box in the corner to ..."

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