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  1. (verb-transitive) To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows.
  2. (verb-transitive) To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse.
  3. (verb-transitive) To damage, as by heavy wear.
  4. (verb-intransitive) To pound repeatedly with heavy blows.
  5. (noun) Printing A damaged area on the face of type or on a plate.
  6. (noun) Sports The player at bat in baseball and cricket.
  7. (noun) A liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, milk, and eggs, used in cooking.
  8. (verb-transitive) To coat in batter: battered the vegetables and then fried them.
  9. (noun) A slope, as of the outer face of a wall, that recedes from bottom to top.
  10. (verb-transitive) To construct so as to create an upwardly receding slope.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. 126 The word batter comes from the French word battre which means to beat, a reference to beating or whisking in batter preparation. - The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  2. He'll pick an opportune moment, of course, when the batter is adjusting his gloves and looking at the third base coach. - - Miller's aces in good hands
  3. 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. - No excuse for putting pineapple on pizza
  4. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan and just give the pan a quick but gentle shake back and forth once to make sure the batter is even in the pan. - Jamie Schler: When Simple Banana Bread Becomes Exotic (a recipe)
  5. Scrape down the sides and make sure the batter is well blended. - Jamie Schler: When Simple Banana Bread Becomes Exotic (a recipe)


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