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[n] the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit; "he has played every position except pitcher"; "they have a southpaw on the mound"
[n] structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide behind"
[n] (in baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
[n] a collection of objects laid on top of each other
[n] a small natural hill
[v] form into a mound, as of earth

Misc. Definitions

\Mound\ (mound), n. [F. monde the world, L. mundus. See {Mundane}.] A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross; -- called also {globe}.
\Mound\, n. [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and prob. to L. manus. See {Manual}.] An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also, a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll. To thrid the thickets or to leap the mounds. --Dryden. {Mound bird}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Mound maker} (below). {Mound builders} (Ethnol.), the tribe, or tribes, of North American aborigines who built, in former times, extensive mounds of earth, esp. in the valleys of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Formerly they were supposed to have preceded the Indians, but later investigations go to show that they were, in general, identical with the tribes that occupied the country when discovered by Europeans. {Mound maker} (Zo["o]l.), any one of the megapodes. {Shell mound}, a mound of refuse shells, collected by aborigines who subsisted largely on shellfish. See {Midden}, and {Kitchen middens}.
\Mound\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mounding}.] To fortify or inclose with a mound.

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