battering

3 definitions found

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

Batter \Bat"ter\ (b[a^]t"t[~e]r), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Battered} (b[a^]t"t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Battering}.] [OE. bateren, OF. batre, F. battre, fr. LL. battere, for L. batuere to strike, beat; of unknown origin. Cf. {Abate}, {Bate} to abate.]

1. To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to batter a wall or rampart.

2. To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage. "Each battered jade." --Pope.

3. (Metallurgy) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.

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

battering \bat"ter*ing\ n. the act or process of subjecting to strong repeated blows.

Syn: banging. [WordNet 1.5]

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

battering

noun

1: the act of subjecting to strong attack [syn: {battering}, {banging}]


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