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catcher

[′kach·ər]
(electronics)
Electrode in a velocity-modulated vacuum tube on which the spaced electron groups induce a signal; the output of the tube is taken from this element.
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Twelve baseball catchers were recruited for the study (ages: 18.9 [+ or -] 2.8 y, height: 1.70 [+ or -] 0.06 m, weight: 80.8 [+ or -] 7.9 kg, and experience: 8.3 [+ or -] 2.7 y).
Dad and Mom agreed to name their first son after Dad, so when I came along, Dad had an open field, and he named me after the famous baseball catcher. In school, the kids didn't know who Mickey Cochrane was, but their parents would always ask me, `Do you know who you're named after?' I would tell them the famous catcher.
He finds out the hard way that he isn't a football player, a baseball catcher or a wrestler.
Accommodations can be as simple as having a baseball catcher wear red gloves under his mitt for administering signals to a pitcher who has visual-perceptual learning disabilities.
Baseball catcher Yogi Berra (1925-2015) may have put it best, "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."
Dan Foley, (SEE CORRECTION) a semipro baseball catcher, all deceased, to the list of area athletes who held political office....
From baseball catchers jawing at batters awaiting fastballs and Muhammad Ali's aggrandised bragging and taunts toward his opponents in the boxing ring to NFL linebackers taunting runners just tackled and NBA players exchanging rude comments after a thunderous dunk, trash talk has been part of competitive sports from neighborhood playgrounds to professional arenas.
In the meantime, baseball catchers and honeybees are not the only ones who like to keep their decision-making tactics short and sweet.
For example, softball and baseball catchers must wear helmets, face masks, and throat protectors (Gaskin, 1993).