American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that beats, especially a device for beating: a carpet beater.
- n. A person who drives wild game from under cover for a hunter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who beats: as, a carpet-beater; a drum-beater.
- n. In hunting, one who rouses or beats up game.
- n. That which beats or is used in beating. Specifically— In basket-making, a heavy iron used for beating the work close, or compacting it. In cotton manuf., a machine for cleaning and opening the cotton preparatory to carding. This is accomplished by beating the cotton, as it is fed through rolls, by horizontal blades attached to an axle revolving with great rapidity. The jack of a knitting-machine. A mallet used in hat-making. A tool for packing powder in a blast-hole. A scutching-blade for breaking flax or hemp. In weaving, the lathe or batten of a loom: so named because it drives the weft into the shed, and makes the fabric more compact.
- n. Someone or something that beats.
- n. A kitchen implement for mixing.
- n. A stick used to play a percussion instrument.
- n. A man who drives game towards shooters in a hunting party, often working in a group.
- n. A papermaking machine for processing fibres by fibrillation in order to improve bonding strength
- n. US, informal An automobile in poor operating condition.
- n. US, informal A sleeveless undershirt.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, beats.
- n. A person who beats up game for the hunters.
- n. an implement for beating
- n. a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
- beat + -er (Wiktionary)
“Beat constantly with electric beater while it cooks for 7 minutes or until it will stand in peaks when beater is raised.”
“My beater is a Win. 67, given to me by a brother-in-law in 1952, no frills or foofaraw, or scope, just a very dependable single shot .22 that I have killed hundreds of squirrels and rabbits with, and wouldn't trade it for a boat load of tricked-out 10/22s.”
“A wife-beater is an undershirt with no arms, stereotypically worn without a covering shirt by the kind of guys who feature prominently on the TV show “Cops”.”
“The batter should be light and fall in a ribbon when the beater is lifted.”
“Martin's biggest bucket was a buzzer beater from the left corner that made it 115-110 with 1: 11 remaining, and Baron Davis, who led the Warriors with 28 points, misfired twice on 3-pointers in the final minute.”
“Ford hit a buzzer-beater from the foul line, reserve guard Fred Jones scored a season-high 23 points and the injury-riddled Raptors held off a determined Elton Brand down the stretch to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 98-96 Wednesday night.”
“Yours truly avec mustache (I think the "wife beater" is a nice touch too).”
“4: 46 PM comments: simmone said ... the only thing worse than one bongo beater is MANY.”
“That girlfriend-beater is really turning out to be every publicist’s dream … ..”
“A spoon or fork took too long so the beater was the only answer.”
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