batter

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bat•ter
[[t]ˈbæt ər[/t]] v. t.
1) soc to beat persistently or hard
2) soc to subject (a person) to repeated beating or other abuse
3) to damage by beating or subjecting to rough usage
4) to deal heavy, repeated blows; pound steadily
Etymology: 1300–50; ME bateren bat′ter•er, n. II
bat•ter
[[t]ˈbæt ər[/t]] n.
1) coo a thin mixture typically of flour, milk or water, and eggs, beaten together and used to make cakes, pancakes, etc., or to coat foods before frying
2) coo to coat with batter
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME bat(o) ur, bat(e) re, perh. < AF bature, OF bat(e)ure act of beating =bat(re) to beat (see bate II) +-eure < *-ātūra; see -ate II, -ure III
bat•ter
[[t]ˈbæt ər[/t]] n.
spo a player who bats, as in baseball
Etymology: 1765–75 IV
bat•ter
[[t]ˈbæt ər[/t]] v. i.
1) archit. (of the face of a wall or the like) to slope backward and upward
2) archit. a backward and upward slope of the face of a wall or the like
Etymology: 1540–50; of obscure orig.

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