batter

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1bat·ter

verb \ˈba-tər\

Definition of BATTER

transitive verb
1
a :  to beat with successive blows so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish
b :  bombard
2
:  to subject to strong, overwhelming, or repeated attack <battered by forces of change>
3
:  to wear or damage by hard usage or blows <a battered old hat>
intransitive verb
:  to strike heavily and repeatedly :  beat
bat·ter·er \-tər-ər\ noun

Origin of BATTER

Middle English bateren, probably frequentative of batten to bat, from bat
First Known Use: 14th century

2batter

noun

Definition of BATTER

1
a :  a mixture consisting chiefly of flour, egg, and milk or water and being thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon
b :  a mixture (as of flour and egg) used as a coating for food that is to be fried
2
:  an instance of battering

Origin of BATTER

Middle English bater, probably from bateren
First Known Use: 14th century

3batter

transitive verb

Definition of BATTER

:  to coat (food) with batter for frying

First Known Use of BATTER

1973

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

4batter

noun

Definition of BATTER

:  a receding upward slope of the outer face of a structure

Origin of BATTER

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1743

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

5batter

transitive verb

Definition of BATTER

:  to give a receding upward slope to (as a wall)

First Known Use of BATTER

circa 1882

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

6batter

noun

Definition of BATTER

:  one that bats; especially :  the player whose turn it is to bat

First Known Use of BATTER

1773

Other Baseball Terms

alley, cleanup, nightcap, safety, save, shag

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