egg·​beat·​er | \ ˈeg-ˌbē-tər How to pronounce eggbeater (audio) , ˈāg- \

Definition of eggbeater

1 : a hand-operated kitchen utensil used for beating, stirring, or whipping especially : a rotary device for these purposes

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Examples of eggbeater in a Sentence

told stories of his days flying eggbeaters during the Vietnam War
Recent Examples on the Web Duane kills with kitchen tongs, an eggbeater, an iron. oregonlive, 18 May 2021 Four years ago, Jennie Fogarty’s granddaughter Claire asked for an eggbeater for Christmas. Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2021 There is some speculation that the currents flowing around wind farms could turn into a giant eggbeater, mixing warm surface water into the cold pool, but that hasn’t been shown in any direct field observations, Miles says. Eric Niiler, Wired, 11 Mar. 2021 As with mousetraps, inventors tweaked and improved the eggbeater over the decades. Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2021 Paul drew Teeny’s onto kitchen objects: an eggbeater bike, little kids on dixie cups, a dog leash and collar as a swing. Elizabeth Isadora Gold, Longreads, 2 Oct. 2020 Too bad the little motor feels like an eggbeater with too many eggs in its basket. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, 30 June 2020 From 1850 onward, eggbeaters became a veritable obsession in the American household. Ben Huberman, Longreads, 3 Nov. 2019 Whip chilled Jell-O mixture with an eggbeater until fluffy and thick. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of eggbeater

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of eggbeater was in 1828

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27 May 2021

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“Eggbeater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of eggbeater

: a tool that is used by cooks to mix eggs very thoroughly

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