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Meaning of pinch hit

pinch' hit'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Baseball. Baseball.
  1. a hit made by a pinch hitter.

pinch-hit

Pronunciation: (pinch'hit'), [key]
— -hit, -hit•ting.
—v.t.
  1. to get, or make (a hit) in pinch-hitting.
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