Definition of batter:
- A backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding slope.
- A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
- A semi- liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour, eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery.
- One who wields a bat; a batsman.
- Paste of clay or loam.
- 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.
- To flatten ( metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
- To slope gently backward.
- To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage.
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- "The Critic in the Orient", George Hamlin Fitch.
- "The Red Rover", James Fenimore Cooper.
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