Meaning of batter

bat•ter

Pronunciation: (bat'ur), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to beat persistently or hard; pound repeatedly.
  2. to damage by beating or hard usage: Rough roads had battered the car. High winds were battering the coast.
—v.i.
  1. to deal heavy, repeated blows; pound steadily: continuing to batter at the front door.
—n.
    1. a damaged area on the face of type or plate.
    2. the resulting defect in print.

bat•ter

Pronunciation: (bat'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a mixture of flour, milk or water, eggs, etc., beaten together for use in cookery.
—v.t.
  1. to coat with batter.

bat•ter

Pronunciation: (bat'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a player who swings a bat or whose turn it is to bat, as in baseball or cricket.

bat•ter

Pronunciation: (bat'ur), [key]
— Archit. Archit.
—v.i.
  1. (of the face of a wall or the like) to slope backward and upward.
—n.
  1. a backward and upward slope of the face of a wall or the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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