verb (used without object), pinch-hit, pinch-hitting.
Baseball. to serve as a pinch hitter.
Informal. to substitute for someone, especially in an emergency.
verb (used with object), pinch-hit, pinch-hitting.
Baseball. to get, or make (a hit) in pinch-hitting.
a hit made by a pinch hitter.
verb (intransitive) -hits, -hitting, -hit
(baseball) to bat as a substitute for the scheduled batter
(US & Canadian, informal) to act as a substitute
(cricket) (of a batsman in a limited-overs match) to bat aggressively at the start of an innings in order to take advantage of fielding restrictions
A hit made by a player who bats in place of another (1907+ Baseball)
noun 1. Baseball. a substitute who bats for a teammate, often at a critical moment of the game. 2. any substitute for another, especially in an emergency. A substitute for another person, especially in an emergency. For example, Pat expected her mother to help with the baby, but just in case, she lined up her […]
[pinch-pen-ee] /ˈpɪntʃˌpɛn i/ noun, plural pinchpennies. 1. a miser or niggard. adjective 2. stingy; miserly; niggardly. /ˈpɪntʃˌpɛnɪ/ adjective 1. niggardly; miserly noun (pl) -nies 2. a miserly person; niggard adjective : your pinchpenny budgets noun A miser; pinch-gut, tightwad (1412+)
noun 1. a narrow pleat that is usually part of a series at the top of curtains.
noun 1. a flexible device that presses magnetic tape against the capstan in a tape recorder.