|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|
"a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment" "he plays behind the plate"
|Related terms:||position baseball_team|