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 for pitcher
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pitcher \Pitch"er\, n.
     1. One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.;
        specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball
        to the batsman.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A sort of crowbar for digging. [Obs.] --Mortimer.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pitcher \Pitch"er\, n. [OE. picher, OF. pichier, OHG. pehhar,
     pehh[=a]ri; prob. of the same origin as E. beaker. Cf.
     1. A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a
        spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar
        with a large ear or handle.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Bot.) A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the
        leaves of certain plants.
        [1913 Webster]
     American pitcher plants, the species of Sarracenia. See
     Australian pitcher plant, the Cephalotus follicularis, a
        low saxifragaceous herb having two kinds of radical
        leaves, some oblanceolate and entire, others transformed
        into little ovoid pitchers, longitudinally triple-winged
        and ciliated, the mouth covered with a lid shaped like a
     California pitcher plant, the Darlingtonia California.
        See Darlingtonia.
     Pitcher plant, any plant with the whole or a part of the
        leaves transformed into pitchers or cuplike organs,
        especially the species of Nepenthes. See Nepenthes.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher
           has a sore arm" [syn: pitcher, hurler, twirler]
      2: an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring [syn:
         pitcher, ewer]
      3: the quantity contained in a pitcher [syn: pitcher,
      4: (botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to
         resemble a pitcher or ewer
      5: the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the
         ball for a batter to try to hit; "he has played every
         position except pitcher"; "they have a southpaw on the mound"
         [syn: pitcher, mound]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a vessel for containing liquids. In the East pitchers were
     usually carried on the head or shoulders (Gen. 24:15-20; Judg.
     7:16, 19; Mark 14:13).

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