batter


batter
batter
batter1 [bat′ər]
vt.
[ME bateren < OFr battre < VL battere < L battuere, to beat, via Gaul < IE base * bhāt-, to strike > L fatuus, foolish & Sans bátati, (he) strikes; also, in part, freq. of BAT1, v.]
1.
a) to beat or strike with blow after blow; pound
b) to subject (a smaller or weaker person) to frequent beatings
2. to break to bits by pounding
3. to injure by pounding, hard wear, or use
vi.
to pound noisily and repeatedly
batter2 [bat′ər]
n.
1. Baseball the player who is batting or whose turn it is to bat
2. Cricket BATSMAN
batter3 [bat′ər]
n.
[ME & OFr bature, prob. < battre: see BATTER1]
a flowing mixture of flour, milk, eggs, etc. for making cakes or pancakes, coating food before frying, etc.
vt.
to coat with batter
batter4 [bat′ər]
vt., vi.
[< ?]
to slope gradually upward and backward
n.
a gradual upward and backward slope, as of the outer face of a wall

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