egg·​beat·​er ˈeg-ˌbē-tər How to pronounce eggbeater (audio)
: a hand-operated kitchen utensil used for beating, stirring, or whipping
especially : a rotary device for these purposes

Examples of eggbeater in a Sentence

told stories of his days flying eggbeaters during the Vietnam War
Recent Examples on the Web Renata Schmitt, clad in leggings and sneakers, long hair pulled back from her face, squinted at the two ropes that arced toward and away from each other in an eggbeater pattern, blurring through the air of a gym in Southeast D.C. Schmitt, 52, of Arlington, waited, watched, then jumped in. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, 26 July 2023 Mechanical Eggbeater, Willis Johnson On February 5, 1884, Willis Johnson patented an improved mechanical eggbeater (U.S. Patent 292,821) with the intention of having the machine mix more than just eggs. Dorkys Ramos, Bon Appétit, 22 Mar. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Eggbeater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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egg·​beat·​er ˈeg-ˌbēt-ər How to pronounce eggbeater (audio)
: a device used for beating eggs or liquids (as cream)

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