power hitter


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power hitter

In baseball, softball, or cricket, a player with a very powerful swing who is capable of hitting the ball very far. The team's power hitter ended the game with a home run that made it all the way out of the stadium. They brought in a left-handed pitcher to throw the other team's power hitter off his game.
See also: hitter, power

power hitter

n. a batter in the game of baseball who can hit the ball great distances. Ted is a real power hitter. They’ll try to walk him.
See also: hitter, power
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