Pronunciation: (bē'tur),[key] —n. 1. a person or thing that beats.
2. an implement or device for beating something: a rug beater. 3. Hunting.a person who rouses or drives game from cover.
4. Papermaking.a machine for beating half-stuff to pulp by separating and shortening the fibers to produce a gelatinous mass.
5. Textiles.the reed.
6. Newfoundland.a young seal, usually a month to six weeks old, having completely or almost completely shed its initial white fur.