What does the word pitcher mean?

Usage examples for pitcher

  1. Again he stretched his neck into the pitcher. – Fifty Fabulous Fables by Lida Brown McMurry
  2. But I have nothing to carry the water in, and the pitcher is kept in the house. – A Little Wizard by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. When the Ale is near to boil, put it into one pitcher, and the Rum and Eggs, etc. – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle