intransitive verb (-hit; -hitting) Etymology: back-formation from switch-hitter Date: 1938 to bat right-handed against a left-handed pitcher and left-handed against a right-handed pitcher in baseball

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  • switch-hit — switch hitter. switch hitter, n. /swich hit /, v.i., switch hit, switch hitting. Baseball. to be able to bat from either side of the plate, or both as a left handed and as a right handed batter. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • switch-hit — switch′ hit′ v. i. hit, hit•ting spo baseball to be able to bat from either side of the plate, or both as a left handed and as a right handed batter • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • switch-hit — verb To bat favoring the other hand than normal. His ability to switch hit confused the pitchers since hed do it even for different patches, seemingly changing at random …   Wiktionary

  • switch-hit — verb bat right handed against a left handed and left handed against a right handed pitcher • Derivationally related forms: ↑switch hitter • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game • Hypernyms: ↑bat • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • switch-hit|ter — «SWIHCH HIHT uhr», noun. a baseball player who bats either right or left handed: »For a while Lloyd talked of baseball…how he d practiced batting left handed so he could be a switch hitter like Mickey Mantle (New York Times) …   Useful english dictionary

  • switch-hit|ting — «SWIHCH HIHT ihng», noun, adjective. hitting right handed or left handed; being a switch hitter …   Useful english dictionary

  • switch-hit·ter — …   Useful english dictionary

  • switch-hitter — switch′ hit′ter n. 1) spo a baseball player who switch hits 2) sts sl. a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes; bisexual • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • Switch hitter — This article is about the term in baseball. For the cricket term, see Switch hit. For the Arrested Development episode, see Switch Hitter. In baseball, a switch hitter is a player who bats both right handed and left handed. Contents 1 Baseball 2… …   Wikipedia

  • Switch shot — A Switch shot is a modern cricketing shot first used Kevin Pietersen on 17th June 2008 Sunday s one day international against New Zealand when he effectively changed from a right hander to a left hander for the purpose of executing the shot. The… …   Wikipedia

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