beater

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beater an implement for beating
    • n beater a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Beater A person who beats up game for the hunters.
    • Beater One who, or that which, beats.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n beater One who beats: as, a carpet-beater; a drum-beater.
    • n beater In hunting, one who rouses or beats up game.
    • n beater That which beats or is used in beating. Specifically— In basket-making, a heavy iron used for beating the work close, or compacting it. In cotton manuf., a machine for cleaning and opening the cotton preparatory to carding. This is accomplished by beating the cotton, as it is fed through rolls, by horizontal blades attached to an axle revolving with great rapidity. The jack of a knitting-machine. A mallet used in hat-making. A tool for packing powder in a blast-hole. A scutching-blade for breaking flax or hemp. In weaving, the lathe or batten of a loom: so named because it drives the weft into the shed, and makes the fabric more compact.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Beater one that beats or strikes: one who rouses or beats up game: a crushing instrument
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. béatan, pa.t. béot.

Usage

In literature:

Just before serving beat with an egg beater.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Posting the guns at different spots on the margin of a lake or near it, and flushing the ducks by means of dogs and beaters.
"Wild Ducks" by W. Coape Oates
Peter, the wool-beater, 44/5.
"Dialogues in French and English" by William Caxton
A pound of sugar to a pound of fruit: melt the sugar, and bruise the gooseberries with an apple-beater, but do not beat them too small.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
The feed lattice of the opener carries the cotton along to the feed rollers, which project it forward into the path of the large beater.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
Why, the pup is a world-beater!
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
Turn the handle of the beater around once slowly and count how many times the blade goes around.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
The chasseur had with him a dozen peasant boys as beaters.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
The new "drum"-beater was now quite the cynosure of admiring attention.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
The beaters will be in the wood directly.
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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In poetry:

Shouting by the green morasses
Where the fairies dance at night,
Yelling 'mid the oak and birches
Come the beaters into sight.
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
The season's males, alarmed, arise--
The season's males, of wondrous size.
Driven by the beaters, forth they spring,
Soon caught within the hunters' ring.
"Drive on their left," the ruler cries;
And to its mark his arrow flies.
"Celebrating The Opulence Of The Lords Of Ts'in" by Confucius

In news:

Politics Dem Mailer Slaps Hawk as Wife Beater .
It started with a J.R. Smith buzzer-beater in Charlottte.
Cherae Medina had never felt the rush of a buzzer -beater.
Smith's buzzer -beater gives Knicks victory.
Vance hits buzzer -beater to lead Mapleton girls basketball past New London.
At an elementary school basketball tournament this weekend one third grader reached for the stars and threw a stunning buzzer beater from half court.
Buzzer -beater lifts Murrieta Valley in Nighthawk Classic.
MURRIETA — As buzzer -beaters go, Michell Lenhart sure liked the feel of his first one.
Parker's buzzer -beater lifts Spurs over Thunder.
1 egg or egg beater equal to 1 egg.
Check Out This Awesome Buzzer Beater From Student Lucas Marty.
In medium bowl, with electric beaters mixer at medium speed beat cream cheese and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until creamy.
Rotnei Clarke's buzzer-beater gave Butler a 71-71 win over Marquette at the Maui Invitational in November.
Two undercover police officers were shot by a fare beater who used one of their own guns after it came loose in a struggle with the man at a Queens train station yesterday, police said.
0BGSU misses buzzer beater, loses to Purdue.
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In science:

It is unrealistic to expect every code constructed from a variety of dimension ≥ 2 to be a world-beater.
Algebraic geometry codes from higher dimensional varieties
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