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bat +‎ -let


batlet (plural batlets)

  1. A short bat for beating clothes when washing them.
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  • 1600William Shakespeare, As You Like it act ii, scene iv
    Touchstone: I remember, when I was in love I broke my sword upon a stone and bid him take that for coming a-night to Jane Smile; and I remember the kissing of her batlet and the cow's dugs that her pretty chopt hands had milked;

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.