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Definition of "batter" []

  • To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows. (verb-transitive)
  • To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse. (verb-transitive)
  • To damage, as by heavy wear. (verb-transitive)
  • To pound repeatedly with heavy blows. (verb-intransitive)
  • Printing A damaged area on the face of type or on a plate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "batter" in a sentence
  • "126 The word batter comes from the French word battre which means to beat, a reference to beating or whisking in batter preparation."
  • "He'll pick an opportune moment, of course, when the batter is adjusting his gloves and looking at the third base coach."
  • "There are fish 'n' chips where the batter is more than just a white goo lurking at the bottom of a batter casing and you can't use the chips to shave with."