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Hitter   /hˈɪtər/   Listen

(baseball) a ballplayer who is batting.  Synonyms: batsman, batter, slugger.
Someone who hits.  Synonym: striker.  "A fine striker of the ball" , "Blacksmiths are good hitters"

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"Hitter" Quotes from Famous Books

... find his best out by degrees. He hated to be beat: but that's no crime. He was a beautiful oar, and handled his mawleys uncommon; he sparred with all the prizefighters that came to Oxford, and took punishment better than you would think; and a wonderful quick hitter; Alec Reed owned that. Poor Taff Hardie! And when I think that God has overthrown his powerful mind, and left me mine, such as it is! But the worst is my having gone on calling him 'the Wretch' all this time: and nothing too bad for him. I ought to ...
— Hard Cash • Charles Reade

... concertina. He sat on a stool in front of a bench, on which was a beer-keg, piles of teacups and saucers, several big tin teapots, and plates of sandwiches, sponge-cakes, and tarts. Jim sat in his shirt-sleeves, with his flat-brimmed, wire-bound, "hard-hitter" hat on, slanting over his weaker eye. He held one leg loosely and the other rigid, with the concertina on his knee, and swanked away at the instrument by the hour, staring straight in front of him with ...
— Children of the Bush • Henry Lawson

... says Hildigunna, "that Gunnar is slow to be drawn into quarrels, but a hard hitter ...
— The story of Burnt Njal - From the Icelandic of the Njals Saga • Anonymous

... did know well enough, that, though big arms and legs are very good things, there is something besides size that goes to make a man; and he had heard stories of a fighting-man, called "The Spider," from his attenuated proportions, who was yet a terrible hitter in the ring, and had whipped many a big-limbed fellow, in and out of ...
— Elsie Venner • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

... wicket bowled to, being a hard but not very scientific hitter, lifted a half volley ball right over the bowler's head, a hit for four, but a skyscraper. Compton started the moment he hit, and, running with prodigious velocity, caught the ball descending, within a few yards ...
— A Terrible Temptation - A Story of To-Day • Charles Reade

... Forster. He's but a 'rum customer,' and 'a hard hitter' by all accounts. Clear up the decks, and beat ...
— Newton Forster - The Merchant Service • Captain Frederick Marryat

... he looks around like he'd been shot, takes a flying leap off'n the platform, and comes rushing down towards my Pa and the man with the whiskers and the bulging eyes. And the man was yelling all the time like the fans do at the baseball game when the score's a tie and the home team's heavy hitter slugs the ball on the left ear for a home run. And he was standing up pointing at Pa with a hand the size of a shovel, and all the rest of the bunch around us was getting restless ...
— William Adolphus Turnpike • William Banks

Words linked to "Hitter" :   slapper, whiffer, spanker, mover, baseball game, slugger, hit, walloper, bunter, ballplayer, baseball, baseball player, 1-hitter

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