- a person or thing that batters.
- a person who inflicts violent physical abuse upon a child, spouse, or other person.
Origin of batterer
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Examples from the Web for batterer
But a man who is already a batterer, he is probably going to abuse his partner more often in a stressful situation.Why Women Stay
April 14, 2009
It tore me apart Friday when I heard that Rihanna was already planning to reconcile with her batterer.Next Time, He'll Kill You
March 8, 2009
It is Ocean, usurper of Earth's deepest vales, besieger of islands, batterer of continents.The Masque of the Elements
- a person who batters someone
- (in combination)baby-batterer; wife-batterer
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