Batter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbætər|  American pronunciation of the word batter
Brit.  |ˈbatə|  British pronunciation of the word batter


- (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting (syn: batsman, hitter, slugger)
- a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking


- strike against forcefully (syn: buffet)
- strike violently and repeatedly (syn: baste, clobber)
- make a dent or impression in (syn: dinge)


The man was put in prison for battering his wife about.

He battered up his car in the race.

He was battered to death.

As a child she was battered by her father.

People were battering at the door.

He was battered on the head with a cricket bat.

She battered away at his chest with her fists.

Armed police battered his door down.

Fry the fish in batter.

Walls built to support embankments and fortifications, generally batter.

The batter swung and missed.

Don't stick your fingers in the cookie batter!

a batter made from flour and egg

Roll the chicken wings in the batter.

The batter hit a weak ground ball.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: batter
he/she/it: batters
present participle: battering
past tense: battered
past participle: battered
singular: batter
plural: batters
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