beat·​er | \ ˈbē-tər How to pronounce beater (audio) \

Definition of beater

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

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Examples of beater in a Sentence

driving a rusty old beater he drives a beater that just barely runs
Recent Examples on the Web Medina had perhaps the best performance of the weekend, edging Stow on a buzzer-beater by Lindsey Linard. Joe Magill, cleveland, "A busy holiday tournament weekend ahead; Medina moves up to No. 2 -- Girls basketball Top 25," 24 Dec. 2019 Buckhorn went 25-7 last season, with tournament championships in Atlanta and Gulf Shores before falling in the area title game to Lee on a buzzer-beater. al, "Ready to go: Buckhorn coach voices optimism as basketball season begins," 6 Nov. 2019 Pochettino's press returned, Dele Alli was making his trademark runs in behind, Tanguy Ndombele looked a world-beater and Son Heung-min had given Tottenham the lead., "Predicting the Tottenham Starting XI to Face Brighton on Saturday," 4 Oct. 2019 The tech industry has quickly gone from scrappy upstarts to world-beaters in just a few short decades. Ben Carlson, Fortune, "For Investors, the Past Decade was a Marvellous Run. But that Tells Only Half the Story," 17 Dec. 2019 Mix on low to moisten, then increase the speed to medium and beat until soft, fluffy and pale, about 8 minutes; halfway through, pause to scrape down the bowl and beater with a flexible spatula. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Thank the Big Apple for these humongous chocolate chip cookies," 2 Dec. 2019 In Sancho, Liverpool would not only be chasing one of the best young players in the world today - but also a potential world beater for the next decade or so, such is the potential of the former Manchester City academy graduate., "Dietmar Hamann Reveals Liverpool Have ‘Great Interest’ In £100m Star," 22 Oct. 2019 The game will be on ESPN and at Gampel, where Shabazz Napier hit his unforgettable buzzer beater to beat the Gators on Dec. 2, 2013. Dom Amore,, "Full 2019-20 UConn men’s basketball schedule released; here are the games to circle, where to watch and everything else you need to know," 20 Sep. 2019 Notre Dame: Because of her two buzzer-beaters in last year’s Final Four, Ogunbowale gets a lot of attention and the Irish frontliners Turner and Shepard are a handful for teams. John Fineran, The Seattle Times, "Ogunbowale and Young show way as Irish rout MSU, 91-63," 25 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of beater

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Jan 2020

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“Beater.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of beater

: a device or tool that is used for beating something
: someone who repeatedly hits another person
US, informal : an old car that is in poor condition

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