Etymology
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hurler (n.)

1530s, "one who throws violently," agent noun from hurl (v.). From c. 1600 as "one who plays at hurling;" from 1926 in baseball slang as "pitcher."

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Definitions of hurler

hurler (n.)
(baseball) the person who does the pitching;
Synonyms: pitcher / twirler
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