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pinch hitter

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pinch hit +‎ -er

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pinch hitter (plural pinch hitters)

  1. (baseball) A substitute batter; one who pinch-hits.
  2. (cricket) An aggressive batsman brought on to score runs quickly, even at the risk of losing his wicket.
  3. (colloquial) An individual who substitutes for another to perform one or more tasks.
    I'll be sending a pinch hitter to do the presentation because I have the flu.

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