Bat·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Battered p. pr. & vb. n. Battering.]
1. To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to batter a wall or rampart.
2. To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage. “Each battered jade.”
3. Metallurgy To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
1. A semi-liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour, eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery.
2. Paste of clay or loam.
3. Printing A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
Bat·ter, n. A backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding slope.
Batter rule, an instrument consisting of a rule or frame, and a plumb line, by which the batter or slope of a wall is regulated in building.
Bat·ter, v. i. Arch. To slope gently backward.
Bat·ter n. The one who wields the bat in baseball; the one whose turn it is at bat; formerly called the batsman.
n 1: (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting [syn: hitter, slugger,
2: a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon
v 1: strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent" [syn: buffet,
2: strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who
tried to attack her" [syn: clobber, baste]
3: make a dent or impression in; "dinge a soft hat" [syn: dinge]