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  • n. Plural form of beater.


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  • He pointed out that he pays $12,000 in auto insurance premiums annually for four cars - including two "beaters" - even though he said he lives in "a decent neighborhood in northwest Detroit."

    Market News

  • There are also 'sword beaters' which are shorter than the average sword, and thought to be used in weaving, though there is rising debate about this.

    Role of women in historical fiction - Anglo-Saxon England

  • Shading eyes against the glare, they peered up toward, the head of the gorge where the beaters were a line of dari specks against the green spring grass.

    The Sound of Thunder

  • With the beaters were the keeper, who is also head woodman, and two assistant woodmen.

    The Naturalist on the Thames

  • The show is about husband-beaters, which is naturally fascinating-many of them are surprisingly petite, far smaller than their patient, sad, slightly ashamed husbands.

    Guernica Magazine

  • Under beat up, it would be less far-fetched to recall the beaters who flush grouse, pheasant, partridge, quail, and other game birds than the Africans who rouse beasts for white hunters.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol 1 No 2

  • Taking one consideration with another, then, it is not surprising that the first warning cry of "Woodcock over!" from the beaters should be the signal for a sharp and somewhat erratic fusillade along the line, a salvo which the beaters themselves usually honour by crouching out of harm's way, since they know from experience that even ordinarily cool and collected shots are sometimes apt to be fired with a sudden zeal to shoot the little bird, which may cost one of them his eyesight.

    Birds in the Calendar

  • Your squad mate was aware of his status and anxious to do better than any of you "beaters" he was shooting against.

    Tighten Chokes, Lighten Up

  • Apparently, Hershberg and the C-J are more than willing to serve as "beaters" to assist those hunting their great white rhino.

    Archive 2005-08-07

  • Well, Herman wouldn't have to do a thing more to look like those natives we saw that the man called the 'beaters'.

    Penrod and Sam


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  • Beaters means an old pair of shoes used for everyday wear, which are in poor condition. Similar to beater as in the car (see also: jalopy), except it’s shoes.

    November 3, 2017