pinch–hit

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pinch–hit /ˈpɪntʃˈhɪt/ verb
pinch–hits; pinch–hit; pinch–hitting
pinch–hit
/ˈpɪntʃˈhɪt/
verb
pinch–hits; pinch–hit; pinch–hitting
Learner's definition of PINCH–HIT
[no object] US
baseball : to bat in the place of another player
informal : to act or serve in place of another person : substitute

— pinch hitter

noun, plural pinch hitters [count]