from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A handheld kitchen utensil with rotating blades for beating, whipping, or mixing.

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  • noun A kitchen utensil that uses rotating blades to beat eggs

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  • noun an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
  • noun a mixer for beating eggs or whipping cream


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  • Chapter 11, in which WordNet goes on an elementary school excursion to the airport.

    October 31, 2008

  • I like WeirdNet #4 as well. "It was Col. Mustard in the Hall with the Eggbeater!"

    December 25, 2008

  • Silly c_b! "It was Col. Mustard in the wifebeater with the Eggbeater!"

    December 25, 2008

  • I never understood that term, Marlon Brando notwithstanding.

    December 28, 2008