Variant of bat
- any stout club, stick, or cudgel
- a club used to strike the ball in baseball and cricket
- a ping-pong paddle, squash racket, etc.
- ☆ a turn at batting, as in baseballsee also at-bat
- Brit. a batsman at cricket
- cotton batting, esp. of an inferior quality; batt
- the whip used by a jockey
- Informal a blow or hit
- ☆ Slang a drinking bout; spree
- Brit., Informal fast pace; speed
- Ceramics a plaster disk on which the clay is based in modeling
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English batt, cudgel (prob. ; from Welsh bat ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhat-, to strike) and amp; ; from Old French batte, pestle ; from battre, batter
- to use a bat: to bat left-handed
- to take a turn at batting: to bat third in the lineup
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