"bat" Definition

Definitions for the word "bat" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
1 implement with a handle, used for hitting balls in games. 2 turn with this. 3 batsman. v. (-tt-) 1 hit with or as with a bat. 2 take a turn at batting. off one''s own bat unprompted, unaided. [old english from french]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. n.
Mouselike nocturnal flying mammal. [scandinavian]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
3. v.
(-tt-) not (or never) bat an eyelid colloq. Show no reaction or emotion. [var. Of obsolete bate flutter]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
4. slang
“on his own BAT,” on his own account. Evident modification of the cricket term, “off his own bat,” though not connected therewith.—_See_ HOOK.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
5. slang
to take an innings at cricket. To “carry out one’s BAT” is to be last in, _i.e._, to be “not out.” A man’s individual score is said to be made “off his own BAT.”
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
6. slang
pace at walking or running. As, “He went off at a good BAT.”
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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