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beater

[ bee-ter ]
/ ˈbi tər /
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noun

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Origin of beater

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English beter, better; see origin at beat, -er1; the seals in def. 8 are so named for their beating of the water with their flippers as they learn to swim
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beater
/ (ˈbiːtə) /

noun

a person who beats or hammersa panel beater
an instrument or device used for beatinga carpet beater
a person who rouses wild game from woodland, undergrowth, etc
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