Definitions

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  • adj. Having characteristics similar to those of a bat, usually used with reference to the flying mammal.
  • adj. Similar to that of a bat

Etymologies

bat +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The CAVEMAN GANG appear with giant batlike creatures in-tow to get revenge.

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  • Perhaps the most extraordinary discovery was the existence of flying humanoids: "Four feet high, covered, except in the face, with short, glossy, copper-colored hair," they had batlike "wings composed of a thin membrane, without hair, lying snugly upon their backs from the top of their shoulders to the calves of their legs."

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  • On a website that allows users to search for animals by age, size, and gender, we entered our criteria and up popped a photo of a one-year-old black Chihuahua mix with huge eyes and enormous batlike ears.

    Dirty Secret

  • Mother comes, it hisses before flapping batlike wings and flying off.

    Slayed

  • “Bat” had gotten his nickname because of his absurdly tiny, batlike ears.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • He clutched his little potbelly and tucked his batlike wings close when he rolled off the bag, still chortling over his NASCAR-worthy slide.

    Blood Trinity

  • It was a hideous thing—black and flabby and slimy-looking, with a flaccid belly, a batlike face, and long, spindly limbs.

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  • Before Shebboth could protest, five Byakhee appeared, flapping their batlike wings and shrieking their insect heads off.

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  • They were all heads, and tremendous batlike wings that shot out behind them, at first glance.

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  • Flying creatures sailed from one gray tree to another on batlike wings.

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