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designated hitter


We disagree about the American League’s designated hitter rule.
  baseball:  a player who is designated to bat in place of the pitcher
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Permitting a designated hitter in not permitted in the National League.
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  • We disagree about the American League’s designated hitter rule.
  • I was the designated hitter.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • He kept talking about how the designated hitter in baseball was bad and why basketball was a commercial success and what teams looked promising in college football.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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Associated words [difficulty]:   designated hitter [9] , designate [2] , pinch-hit [8] , infield fly rule [9]
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