beat·​er ˈbē-tər How to pronounce beater (audio)
: one that beats: such as
: a rotary blade attached to an electric mixer
: one who strikes bushes or other cover to rouse game
: a dilapidated old automobile : clunker

Examples of beater in a Sentence

driving a rusty old beater he drives a beater that just barely runs
Recent Examples on the Web But suddenly, everyone is pitching like world beaters. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 Also included are a double-sided scraper beater, flat beater, dough hook, wire whisk, splash guard, pouring shield, and spatula. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 22 June 2023 The Day-Date is perhaps better suited to be your daily beater, then. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 24 July 2023 Make batter: Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla at medium-high speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer about 3 minutes or until mixture is very light brown and ribbons form when beater is lifted. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 2 July 2023 The mixer includes a storage bag for the stainless steel dough hooks, wire whisks, and beaters. Rachel Center, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 June 2023 Cleanup is a breeze since the two beaters are easy to remove from the body. Alex Warner, Peoplemag, 22 June 2023 Flaky sea salt, to finish In a stand mixer or with hand beaters, whip 1 quart cream with 3 tablespoons sugar and ⅛ teaspoon salt into soft peaks. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 July 2023 The clean, industrial design gives the illusion of a much more expensive product, and a coated flat beater, coated dough hook, wire whisk, and pouring shield are all included. Melanie Fincher, Southern Living, 11 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of beater was in the 14th century

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“Beater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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