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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bat \Bat\, noun [Siamese.] Same as {Tical}, noun, 1. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bat \Bat\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Batted} (b[a^]t"t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Batting}.] To strike or hit with a bat or a pole; to cudgel; to beat. --Holland.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bat \Bat\, verb (used without an object) To use a bat, as in a game of baseball; when used with a numerical postmodifier it indicates a baseball player's performance (as a decimal) at bat; as, he batted .270 in 1993 (i.e. he got safe hits in 27 percent of his official turns at bat). [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bat \Bat\ (b[a^]t), noun [OE. batte, botte, AS. batt; perhaps fr. the Celtic; cf. Ir. bat, bata, stick, staff; but cf. also F. batte a beater (thing), wooden sword, battre to beat.]

1. A large stick; a club; specifically, a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the other, used in playing baseball, cricket, etc.

2. In badminton, tennis, and similar games, a racket. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.

4. A part of a brick with one whole end; a brickbat. [1913 Webster +PJC]

5. (Mining) Shale or bituminous shale. --Kirwan.

6. A stroke; a sharp blow. [Colloq. or Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. A stroke of work. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

8. Rate of motion; speed. [Colloq.] "A vast host of fowl . . . making at full bat for the North Sea." --Pall Mall Mag. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

9. A spree; a jollification. [Slang, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

10. Manner; rate; condition; state of health. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Bat bolt} (Machinery), a bolt barbed or jagged at its butt or tang to make it hold the more firmly. --Knight.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bat \Bat\, verb (used with an object) & i.

1. To bate or flutter, as a hawk. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. To wink. [Local, U. S. & Prov Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bat \Bat\, noun [Corrupt. from OE. back, backe, balke; cf. Dan. aften-bakke (aften evening), Sw. natt-backa (natt night), Icel. le[eth]r-blaka (le[eth]r leather), Icel. blaka to flutter.] (Zool.) One of the {Chiroptera}, an order of flying mammals, in which the wings are formed by a membrane stretched between the elongated fingers, legs, and tail. The common bats are small and insectivorous. See {Chiroptera} and {Vampire}.

Silent bats in drowsy clusters cling. --Goldsmith.

{Bat tick} (Zool.), a wingless, dipterous insect of the genus {Nycteribia}, parasitic on bats.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bat

noun

1: nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate [syn: {bat}, {chiropteran}]

2: (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got four hits in four at-bats" [syn: {bat}, {at-bat}]

3: a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash [syn: {squash racket}, {squash racquet}, {bat}]

4: the club used in playing cricket; "a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting" [syn: {cricket bat}, {bat}]

5: a club used for hitting a ball in various games

verb

1: strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball"

2: wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids" [syn: {bat}, {flutter}]

3: have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"

4: use a bat; "Who's batting?"

5: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!" [syn: {cream}, {bat}, {clobber}, {drub}, {thrash}, {lick}]


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