• WordNet 3.6
    • n hitter (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
    • n hitter someone who hits "a hard hitter","a fine striker of the ball","blacksmiths are good hitters"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bullfrog Dietrich of the Chicago White Sox was the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter while wearing eyeglasses. He did it in 1937.
    • Hitter One who hits or strikes; as, a hard hitter .
    • Hitter (Baseball) The batter; as, there are two strikes on the hitter .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sandy Koufax threw a no-hitter in four consecutive seasons between 1962-65. He's the only player to throw no-hitters in more than two straight seasons.
    • n hitter One who hits or strikes, as in batting, boxing, etc.: as, a hard hitter (that is, one who delivers a hard or heavy blow).
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  • Robert Smith
    Robert Smith
    “Cardinal rule for all hitters with two strikes on them: Never trust the umpire.”
  • Ted Williams
    Ted Williams
    “A man has to have goals- for a day, for a lifetime- that was mine, to have people say, There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.”
  • Joe Mccarthy
    Joe Mccarthy
    “Any manager who can't get along with a .400 hitter is crazy.”


Big hitter - A big hitter is someone who commands a lot of respect and is very important in their field.


In literature:

I'm no panicky Old Glory trail-hitter.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Williamson proved to be tall and thin, but "Pop" had a reputation as a pitcher and a hitter.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
He was very tall and strong in those days, a trained shoulder-hitter, and could run like a deer.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
The shoulder-hitter politicians, each with his pull, and each having a claim to his percentage.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Who's the first hitter?
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
In the crowd there were some hard-hitters, and the odds were tremendous.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
She was indeed a hard-hitter, this woman.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
G. L. Mallinson was batting and making good use of his opportunity; he was, it will be remembered, a magnificent though erratic hitter.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford
He put in pinch hitters, and urged his three pitchers to do their best.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
General von Zwehl was hard hitter and a quick hitter.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
There was still one more chance for the Mount Vernon lads, and their best hitters were coming on.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
That lad has the measure of your hard hitters already taken.
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
McCarthy, knowing Tuttle to be a right field hitter, was swung a little wide from the base.
"Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant" by Hugh S. Fullerton
Then the cover-point hitter, that cunning man, goes on to bowl slow twisters.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
Certain friends of the Giants gave us some "inside" information on the Athletics' hitters.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
Then the cover-point hitter, that cunning man, goes on to bowl slow twisters.
"Tom Brown at Rugby" by Thomas Hughes
I passed the last hitter in order to get at this kind party again.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
He is a toddy-mixer and shoulder-hitter.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest
Dionysius hired a force of Campanian mercenaries, the hardest hitters, by the way, that I ever saw, and drove them out of the city.
"Callias" by Alfred John Church
Jumping over the ball, the hitter sprinted hard for first.
"The New Boys at Oakdale" by Morgan Scott

In poetry:

As my worthy friend, Bruce Smith
(Bosh sir! ... Petriana myth! ...
Six hitters! ... Marriage tie! ... er - Confiscation, sir!
Um - er - break up fam'ly ties! ...
Lies, sir! Socialistic lies!
Alarming capital and immigration, sir!)
"The Logic Of Anti-Sosh" by C J Dennis
For a man is a man who can "sharpen" and "set",
And he is the only thing masculine yet
According to sawyer and splitter —
Or rather according to Wollombi Jim;
And nothing will tempt me to differ from him,
For Jim is a bit of a hitter.
"Jim the Splitter" by Henry Kendall

In news:

It's one thing to be a Hollywood heavy-hitter and launch into a political tirade at an awards show (Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando in absentia.
What happened to the hottest hitter on the planet.
The most remarkable thing about what Roy Halladay did yesterday wasn't that he threw a no-hitter.
You left a no-hitter before it ended.
Why, in the name of Nolan Ryan and all else that is holy, would anyone leave a no-hitter early.
The MLB leaders in this stat are typically the best hitters in baseball.
One league has more money to throw around, better hitters, better pitchers, better teams and a nearly decade-long streak of dominance in interleague play.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Nighthawks' outside hitter Kirsten Linaker attempts a spike over Mountain View's Courtne McIntosh (left) and Danielle Courtney during last week's rival match.
0Carolina pitcher takes no-hitter into 8th inning in 7-0 victory.
Jeff Huehn A 6-foot-3 outside hitter, Rachael Kidder was named the NCAA tournament's most outstanding player as UCLA won the national championship last year.
The family and friends of Chris Economaki were joined by heavy hitters from the motorsports industry Tuesday morning at the Nativity Church here, paying their final respects to the Dean of American Motorsports Journalism.
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young hits a solo home run during more.
Twins have a surplus of left-handed hitters from which to deal.
Seven hitters for six lineup slots — three in the outfield, plus catcher, first base and designated hitter.
Putz is a hard-throwing righthander, and other than backup catcher Brian Schneider, Gload is the only left-handed hitter on Manuel's bench.

In science:

Srivastava, “Diamond in the rough: Finding hierarchical heavy hitters in multi-dimensional data,” in Proc. of ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, Paris, France, June 2004. P.
Optimal Source-Based Filtering of Malicious Traffic
Having high-quality estimates of these primitives allows us to implement higher-level applications over samples, such as computing order statistics over subsets of the data, heavy hitters detection, longitudinal studies of trends and correlations, and so on.
Structure-Aware Sampling: Flexible and Accurate Summarization
Finding hierarchical heavy hitters in streaming data.
Structure-Aware Sampling: Flexible and Accurate Summarization
Online identification of hierarchical heavy hitters: algorithms, evaluation, and applications.
Structure-Aware Sampling: Flexible and Accurate Summarization
The canonical filter is the highpass filter: data elements with low frequencies (below the filter threshold) are dropped, while the elements with high frequencies (aka the ‘heavy hitters’) are retained.
Differentially Private Publication of Sparse Data