• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Makebate One who excites contentions and quarrels.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n makebate One who excites contentions and quarrels.
    • n makebate A plant, Jasminum fruticans.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Make, v. + bate, a quarrel


In literature:

Barillon was therefore directed to act, with all possible precautions against detection, the part of a makebate.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
He appears to have played the part of firebrand and makebate in the John Scott duel already referred to.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury

In news:

The brewing industry is becoming more consolidated, but for aficionados in the US there has never been a better time to drink—or make—beer.