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

Batsman \Bats"man\, noun; pl. {Batsmen}. The one who wields the bat in cricket, baseball, etc.; in baseball, the batsman is usually called the {batter}. [1913 Webster +PJC] Bat's-wing

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]:

Batter \Bat"ter\, noun [OE. batere, batire; cf. OF. bateure, bature, a beating. See {Batter}, verb (used with an object)]

1. A semi-liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour, eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery. --King.

2. Paste of clay or loam. --Holland.

3. (Printing) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.

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

Batter \Bat"ter\, noun A backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding slope.

{Batter rule}, an instrument consisting of a rule or frame, and a plumb line, by which the batter or slope of a wall is regulated in building.

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

Batter \Bat"ter\, verb (used without an object) (Arch.) To slope gently backward.

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

Batter \Bat"ter\ (b[a^]t"t[~e]r), noun The one who wields the bat in baseball; the one whose turn it is at bat; formerly called the {batsman}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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



1: (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting [syn: {batter}, {hitter}, {slugger}, {batsman}]

2: a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking


1: strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent" [syn: {buffet}, {knock about}, {batter}]

2: strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her" [syn: {clobber}, {baste}, {batter}]

3: make a dent or impression in; "dinge a soft hat" [syn: {dinge}, {batter}]

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