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

Definition of beater

1 : one that beats: such as
a : eggbeater
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 Andrew Wiggins had 26 points to lead the Warriors, and Jordan Poole hit a pivotal buzzer-beater at the end of the third quarter to flip momentum in favor of Golden State. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 16 June 2022 Jordan Poole sunk yet another buzzer-beater to swing momentum in his squads favor to end the third-quarter, and Andrew Wiggins simply couldn’t miss, despite having the majority of his jump shots valiantly contested by the Celtics’ D. Zack Jones, Forbes, 16 June 2022 Jordan Poole knocked down a buzzer-beater from almost midcourt when Stephen Curry made a point to catch his gaze, and that celebratory stare down told so much about the veteran guard’s pride for his young teammate. Janie Mccauley, Orlando Sentinel, 7 June 2022 That might explain why Depp lost in the U.K. even though he was not required to prove the wife beater label was false. Sarah Ellison, Washington Post, 2 June 2022 The 76ers and Raptors appeared headed into overtime when Kawhi Leonard hit the incredible fadeaway buzzer beater over big Joel Embiid that bounced around the rim and slowly dropped through to send Canada into a state of oh my freaking goodness. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2022 Ralph Sampson hitting that miraculous twisting buzzer-beater in the Forum to send the Lakers home in the Western Conference finals in just five games. Matt Young, Chron, 12 May 2022 And finally Jerry West makes a 60-foot buzzer beater in the playoffs. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 The first three quarters of the game each ended with a buzzer-beater, but Kyle Kuzma's attempt to tie it from midcourt hit the back of the rim, allowing Atlanta to hold on. Noah Trister, ajc, 5 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of beater

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jun 2022

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“Beater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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