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Topic: UTENSILS

Sense: 1
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: PITCH2
Sense: 2-3
Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: pichier, from Medieval Latin bicarius 'drinking cup', from Greek bikos 'clay pot for liquids'

pitcher

noun
     
pitcher
pitch‧er [countable]
1DSB the player in baseball who throws the ball
2 American EnglishDFU a container for holding and pouring a liquid, with a handle and a shaped part to help the liquid flow out [= jug British English]
a pitcher of water
3 British EnglishDFU a large clay container with two handles, used in the past for holding and pouring a liquid
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