a person or thing that beats.
an implement or device for beating something (usually used in combination): the two beaters on an electric mixer;an old-fashioned rug beater that loosens dirt with every forceful whack.
Slang: Offensive. wifebeater (def. 2).
Informal. an old vehicle that is in poor condition: I drive a beater that I bought for $2,000.
Hunting. a person who rouses or drives game from cover: The beater flushed a covey of grouse.
Papermaking. a machine for beating half-stuff to pulp by separating and shortening the fibers to produce a gelatinous mass.
Textiles. reed (def. 6).
Newfoundland. a young seal, usually a month to six weeks old, having completely or almost completely shed its initial white fur.
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How to use beater in a sentence
March Madness is back, and this year’s tournament of buzzer beaters and bracket busters is set up to be even more chaotic than usual.The Favorites To Watch And Upsets To Pick In The 2022 Men’s NCAA Tournament | Josh Planos | March 15, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
Any old beater poles will do the trick for low-key woodland adventures, but touring-specific ones with adjustable shafts and powder baskets sure are nice.
Aside from McDavid’s very good teammate Leon Draisaitl,20 Edmonton’s roster hasn’t exactly been packed with world beaters since his arrival.Connor McDavid Is One Of The Best Young Players In NHL History. The Oilers Are Squandering Him. | Terrence Doyle | May 26, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
That means they should have dense, stiff bristles and a beater bar function to lift dry soil from the carpet so it can be brushed and suctioned away.Best upright vacuum: Clean your house quickly and comfortably | PopSci Commerce Team | March 5, 2021 | Popular-Science
The two included stainless beaters are easily ejectable for quick cleaning if you’re switching between bowls.
“No dictator is displeased by cartoons showing him as a power-seeking world-beater,” he would say.
One mix tape from 2010, “Fan of a Fan,” features bad-boy crooner and occasional girlfriend-beater, Chris Brown.
The Lakers crowd seemed nervous, and it felt like another buzzer beater was in order.Did NBA Referees Snatch Destiny From The Sacramento Kings? | Matt Gallagher | June 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Asher King Abramson, UCLA Quidditch president and beater, agreed.From J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Novels to Real Life: The Sport of Quidditch Takes Flight | Jace Lacob | March 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He saw an unfamiliar “beater” in the driveway one evening and called 911.
The "organ beater" of bygone days was invariably accompanied by the "organ pumper," often by several of them.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
Near him stood, leaning on his drum, the tall bass-drum beater (Bill Burroughs) of the band.Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B., 27th N.C. Regiment | John A. Sloan
Also she had received an order for a certain kind of egg-beater, the like of which had never been seen in South Plains.Interrupted | Pansy
Beat until your hand grows tired, and then simply change the way you hold the beater.
Put unbeaten egg white and jelly together into bowl and beat with egg beater or wire whip until stiff.The New Dr. Price Cookbook | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for beater
a person who beats or hammers: a panel beater
an instrument or device used for beating: a carpet beater
a person who rouses wild game from woodland, undergrowth, etc
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