1. [ noun ] (baseball or softball) the person who plays the position of catcher
Related terms: infielder baseball catch
2. [ noun ] (baseball,sport) the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws
Synonyms: plate

"a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment" "he plays behind the plate"

Related terms: position baseball_team
Similar spelling:   catchword