beater

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 [ˈbiːtər]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
beat•er /ˈbitɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person or thing that beats:Wife-beaters do not receive light sentences from that judge.
  2. a tool for beating something:Use the beater to get those egg whites fluffy.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
beat•er  (bētər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person or thing that beats.
  2. an implement or device for beating something:a rug beater.
  3. Sport[Hunting.]a person who rouses or drives game from cover.
  4. [Papermaking.]a machine for beating half-stuff to pulp by separating and shortening the fibers to produce a gelatinous mass.
  5. Textilesthe reed.
  6. Canada, British Terms[Newfoundland.]a young seal, usually a month to six weeks old, having completely or almost completely shed its initial white fur.
  • late Middle English better. See beat, -er1 1400–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

beater /ˈbiːtə/ n
  1. a person who beats or hammers: a panel beater
  2. an instrument or device used for beating: a carpet beater
  3. a person who rouses wild game from woodland, undergrowth, etc



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