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See definition of pinch-hitter on Dictionary.com
  • as instandby
  • as insubstitute
  • as inpinch hitter

synonyms for pinch-hitter

  • assistant
  • backup
  • deputy
  • double
  • fill in
  • relief
  • replacement
  • reserve
  • stalwart
  • stand-by
  • stand-in
  • sub
  • successor
  • temp
  • temporary
  • understudy
  • recourse
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How to use pinch-hitter in a sentence

Because somehow, after all that, after Báez was booed when he stepped to the plate as a pinch hitter earlier in the afternoon, he was the man running from first base when Marlins left fielder Jorge Alfaro bobbled Michael Conforto’s double.
JAVY BÁEZ, FRANCISCO LINDOR APOLOGIZE, THEN A METS RALLY LETS FANS PUT THEIR THUMBS UPCHELSEA JANESAUGUST 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Despite it being his scheduled day off, Ohtani entered the game as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded and Los Angeles trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning.
SHOHEI OHTANI WAS BILLED AS THE NEXT BABE RUTH. THIS YEAR, HE’S PULLING IT OFF.NEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)MAY 24, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Manager Dave Martinez didn’t swap Robles out for Soto or another pinch hitter because he had already burned Andrew Stevenson, his last available outfielder, in a double-switch before the top of the eighth.
ANOTHER INTENTIONAL WALK HAS DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES FOR NATS IN 5-3 LOSS TO BRAVESJESSE DOUGHERTYMAY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Since then, Kieboom has pinch-hit twice and García has been a pinch hitter, pinch runner and starting second baseman, appearing in all three games.
FOR NATIONALS’ REPLACEMENT PLAYERS, A RARE AND WEIRD OPPORTUNITYJESSE DOUGHERTYAPRIL 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Shallots don’t last as long as regular storage onions, meaning if you happen to come into a windfall, consider using them sooner rather than later, including as a pinch hitter.
ONIONS, SHALLOTS, SCALLIONS AND LEEKS ARE MOSTLY INTERCHANGEABLE IN RECIPES. HERE’S HOW TO USE WHAT YOU HAVE.BECKY KRYSTALNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Here are pretty goings on—a pinch of your snuff, Perker, my boy—never were such times, eh?
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
That first 'pinch' was its own priceless reward, far above present appreciation or future fame.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Both the twain were very bare and scant of the goods of this world, and even then were feeling bitterly the pinch of hunger.
THE MERRIE TALES OF JACQUES TOURNEBROCHEANATOLE FRANCE
He observed Tommy Bray take a pinch of salt, and then ask for a cup of tea, though he had a basin of bread-and-milk before him.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
Furthermore, thar oughter be somebody detailed to shute the women folks when it comes to the last pinch.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PINCH-HITTER

  • assistant
  • backup
  • deputy
  • double
  • fill in
  • pinch-hitter
  • recourse
  • relief
  • replacement
  • reserve
  • stalwart
  • stand-by
  • stand-in
  • sub
  • successor
  • temp
  • temporary
  • understudy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.