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PITCHER

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 663 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PITCHER. (1) A large vessel for holding liquids, derived through Fr. from Med. Lat. picarium; the Lat. variant bicarium, Gr. 15''EKOS, has given the Ger Becher, Eng. beaker (q.v.). (2) One who " pitches," i.e. throws, casts, fixes; the name of the player in the game of base-ball who pitches or delivers the ball to the striker.
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