eggbeater

[ eg-bee-ter ]
/ ˈɛgˌbi tər /

noun

a small rotary beater for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc.
Slang. a helicopter.

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Origin of eggbeater

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; egg1 + beater
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British Dictionary definitions for egg beater

eggbeater
/ (ˈɛɡˌbiːtə) /

noun

Also called: eggwhisk a kitchen utensil for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc; whisk
mainly US and Canadian an informal name for helicopter
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