beater

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beat +‎ -er

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beater ‎(plural beaters)

  1. Someone or something that beats.
  2. A kitchen implement for mixing.
  3. A stick used to play a percussion instrument.
  4. A man who drives game towards shooters in a hunting party, often working in a group.
    • 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, Chapter 14, [1]
      The beaters halted in a group to watch, and some of them could not refrain from clicking their tongues; they thought it queer and rather shocking to see a woman handle a gun.
  5. A papermaking machine for processing fibres by fibrillation in order to improve bonding strength
  6. (US, informal) An automobile in poor operating condition.
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Etymology 2[edit]

By shortening from wife beater.

Noun[edit]

beater ‎(plural beaters)

  1. (US, informal) A sleeveless undershirt.
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