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twirler (n.)

1808, agent noun from twirl (v.). As baseball slang for "pitcher," by 1891.

updated on February 21, 2014

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Definitions of twirler from WordNet

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