noun beat·er \ˈbē-tər\

: a device or tool that is used for beating something

: someone who repeatedly hits another person

: an old car that is in poor condition

Full Definition of BEATER

:  one that beats: as
a :  eggbeater
b :  a rotary blade attached to an electric mixer
c :  drumstick 1
:  one who strikes bushes or other cover to rouse game
:  a dilapidated old automobile :  clunker

Examples of BEATER

  1. driving a rusty old beater
  2. <he drives a beater that just barely runs>

First Known Use of BEATER

14th century

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