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Noun: catcher  ka-chu(r)
  1. (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
    - backstop
     
  2. The position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws
    "a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment"; "a catcher plays behind the plate"

Derived forms: catchers

Type of: infielder, position

Part of: baseball team

Encyclopedia: Catcher