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Meaning of BATTER

Pronunciation:  'batur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon
  2. [n]  a ballplayer who is batting
  3. [v]  make a dent or impression in; "dinge a soft hat"
  4. [v]  strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
  5. [v]  strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent"
 

BATTER is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: baste, batsman, buffet, clobber, dinge, hitter, knock about, slugger
 
 See Also: ballplayer, baseball player, beat, beat up, bunter, change form, change shape, concoction, deform, designated hitter, fritter batter, intermixture, mixture, pancake batter, pate a choux, pinch hitter, pouf paste, puff batter, strike, switch-hitter, whiffer, work over

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bat"ter\ (b[a^]t"t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Battered}
    (-t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Battering}.] [OE. bateren, OF.
    batre, F. battre, fr. LL. battere, for L. batuere to strike,
    beat; of unknown origin. Cf. {Abate}, {Bate} to abate.]
    1. To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with
       violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to
       batter a wall or rampart.
    
    2. To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage.
       ``Each battered jade.'' --Pope.
    
    3. (Metallurgy) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to
       compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
    
    
  2. \Bat"ter\, n. [OE. batere, batire; cf. OF. bateure,
    bature, a beating. See {Batter}, v. t.]
    1. A semi-liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour,
       eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery.
       --King.
    
    2. Paste of clay or loam. --Holland.
    
    3. (Printing) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in
       the form.
    
    
  3. \Bat"ter\, n.
    A backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding
    slope.
    
    {Batter rule}, an instrument consisting of a rule or frame,
       and a plumb line, by which the batter or slope of a wall
       is regulated in building.
    
    
  4. \Bat"ter\, v. i. (Arch.)
    To slope gently backward.
    
    
  5. \Bat"ter\, n.
    One who wields a bat; a batsman.
    
    
 
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