pinch' hit' Baseball.
a hit made by a pinch hitter.
pinch-hitPronunciation: (pinch'hit'), [key]
—v.i., -hit, -hit•ting.
to serve as a pinch hitter.
to substitute for someone, esp. in an emergency.
to get, or make (a hit) in pinch-hitting.
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