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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.
to deal heavy, repeated blows; pound steadily: continuing to batter at the front door.

n.
Print.
a. a damaged area on the face of type or plate.
b. the resulting defect in print.

bat•ter



Pronunciation: (bat'ur), [key]
n.
a mixture of flour, milk or water, eggs, etc., beaten together for use in cookery.

v.t.
to coat with batter.

bat•ter



Pronunciation: (bat'ur), [key]
n.
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.

v.i.
(of the face of a wall or the like) to slope backward and upward.

n.
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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