"batter" Definition

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

1. v.
1 a strike hard and repeatedly. B (often foll. By against, at, etc.) Pound insistently (batter at the door). 2 (often in passive) a subject to long-term violence (battered baby, wife). B criticize severely. batterer n. [french battre beat: related to *battle]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. n.
Mixture of flour, egg, and milk or water, used for pancakes etc. [french: related to *batter1]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
3. slang
wear and tear; “can’t stand the BATTER,” _i.e._, not equal to the task; “on the BATTER,” “on the streets,” “on the town,” or given up to roystering and debauchery.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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