/ (ˈbætərɪŋ) /

    • the act or practice of battering someone

    • (in combination): baby-battering; granny-battering

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How to use battering in a sentence

  • And he shall set engines of war and battering rams against thy walls, and shall destroy thy towers with his arms.

  • The fragments thus delivered to the sea are in turn broken up and used as battering instruments until they are worn to pieces.

    Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
  • And they came together, and besieged them in the year one hundred and fifty, and they made battering slings and engines.

  • But, at a word from Perez, the apprentice closed and bolted the doors, so that the soldiers were delayed by battering them in.

    Juana | Honore de Balzac
  • Nine of the battering-ships blew up, and the tenth was burnt by Curtis's boats.