Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A short bat for beating clothes when washing them.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A short bat for beating clothes in washing them; -- called also batler, batling staff, batting staff.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as batler.

Etymologies

bat +‎ -let (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • II. iv.48 (262,5) [batlet] The instrument with which washers beat their coarse cloaths.

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • Based on the beloved book by Janelle Cannon, Stellaluna tells the tale of a baby bat whose life is flitting along right on schedule -- until an owl attacks her mother one night, knocking the bewildered batlet out of her loving grasp.

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  • I remember, when I was in love I broke my sword upon a stone and bid him take that for coming a-night to Jane Smile; and I remember the kissing of her batlet and the cow's dugs that her pretty chopt hands had milked; and I remember the wooing of a peascod instead of her, from whom I took two cods and, giving her them again, said with weeping tears 'Wear these for my sake.'

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