noun, plural bat·men. (in the British army)
Examples from the Web for batmen
And so comes the odd question of which camp should win out—the Jokers or the Batmen?Anonymous Member Speaks About Divide in the Collective’s Mission|Parmy Olson|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A limited number of openings are offered to any who care to act as batmen to unemployed munition-workers.
It is impossible to imagine what we should have done without runners, signallers or batmen, to say nothing of the food.The Fifth Leicestershire|J.D. Hills
Both of us would have liked to take our batmen with us and to say: "Don't trouble, my man will do that for you."
Then the batmen were fetched in and given the presents from the Christmas Tree.
Batmen, cooks, and servants were hurried up to help stem the overflowing tide of Germans.Canada in Flanders, Volume III (of 3)|Charles G. D. Roberts
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noun plural -men
Word Origin for batman
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Word Origin and History for batmen
"officer's servant," originally military title for "man in charge of a bat-horse and its load," 1755, from bat "pack-saddle" (late 14c.), from Old French bast (Modern French bât), from Late Latin bastum (see baton). Hence also batwoman (1941). The comic book hero dates from 1939.
Culture definitions for batmen
A comic strip character that first appeared in 1939. With his faithful sidekick Robin (the Boy Wonder), Batman fights crime in Gotham City, foiling evil villains such as the Joker and the Riddler.