Meaning of catcher

catch•er

Pronunciation: (kach'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that catches.
  2. the player stationed behind home plate, whose chief duty is to catch pitches not hit by the batter.
  3. a member of an aerialist team, as in a circus, who hangs head down from a trapeze and catches another member who has completed a jump or somersault through the air.
  4. a person who feeds metal rods through a looping mill.
  5. catcher resonator. See under
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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