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eggbeater

[eg-bee-ter]
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noun
  1. a small rotary beater for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc.
  2. Slang. a helicopter.
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Origin of eggbeater

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; egg1 + beater
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Historical Examples

  • Pour on gradually the hot corn syrup and water, beating egg with eggbeater.

    Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918)

    C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss


British Dictionary definitions for eggbeater

eggbeater

noun
  1. Also called: eggwhisk a kitchen utensil for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc; whisk
  2. mainly US and Canadian an informal name for helicopter
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