- a person or thing that beats.
- an implement or device for beating something: a rug beater.
- Hunting. a person who rouses or drives game from cover.
- Papermaking. a machine for beating half-stuff to pulp by separating and shortening the fibers to produce a gelatinous mass.
- Textiles. the reed.
- Newfoundland. a young seal, usually a month to six weeks old, having completely or almost completely shed its initial white fur.
Origin of beater
Examples from the Web for beater
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
March 14, 2012
He saw an unfamiliar “beater” in the driveway one evening and called 911.The Billionaire Pedophile's Sex Den
July 22, 2010
Some looked in amazement; one ventured to say, "Well, that's the beater!"Tiverton Tales
When the beater is withdrawn you should be able to cut the cream or pile it any height.Choice Cookery
He kisses and loves all, and, when the smart of the rod is past, smiles on his beater.Microcosmography
He left Owen with the beater and walked on to the edge of the covert.The Reef
He kisses and loves all, and, when the smart of the 189 rod is past, smiles on his beater.Thackerayana
William Makepeace Thackeray
- 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
Word Origin and History for beater
mid-14c., "an implement for beating;" mid-15c., "a person who punishes" (c.1200 as a surname); agent noun from beat (v.). Of various mechanical devices that "beat" in some sense from early 17c. Meaning "one who rouses game" is from 1825. Slang meaning "old car" is from c.1980.