Definition Of batter


(in various sports, especially baseball) a player who is batting.

He was a first baseman and a left-handed batter and I admired the way he played.

(of a wall) have a receding slope.

It becomes easier with height as the wall batters in, and the gap between the face of the wall and the corner of the pillar increases.

a damaged area of metal type or a printing block.

When there are uncorrected printer's errors, or errors that can be attributed to type batter , we have silently corrected them, primarily so that they do not impede electronic searches of our transcribed texts.

a gradual backward slope in a wall or similar structure.

The defensive wall was of fine ashlar masonry with a pronounced batter .

a semiliquid mixture of flour, egg, and milk or water used in cooking, especially for making cakes or for coating food before frying.

In its simplest form this is a flour and water batter , providing food and moisture for the yeast spores which the baker hopes are present.

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Example Of batter

  • a batter thin enough to be poured

  • A reader in the January issue asked a question about a runner on third tagging up when a batter hits a fly ball to the outfield.

  • Add the flour mixture to the batter in three or four additions, and stir until just combined.

  • Batter should have consistency of thin pancake batter .

  • Conversely, husbands who were having extramarital affairs also tended to batter their wives.

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