The term "beater" has several meanings.
*For the implements used in playing some percussion instruments, see drum stick.
*For the position in the game of Quidditch described in the Harry Potter series of novels, see Quidditch.
*Another name for Glamdring, Gandalf's sword in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit"
*Beater (weaving), a tool used to force woven yarn into place
*A beater is also a machine used to pulverize wood pulp in the paper-making process.
*In hunting, a beater is a man who beats for game.
*A beater is one of the rapidly rotating attachments on a mixer as used in cooking. In this context, it is sometimes referred to as an egg beater.
*Beater may refer to a vehicle that is in very poor condition, or that has been modified in a crude or ugly fashion.
*Beater can be a contraction of "wife beater", a colloquialism for a sleeveless shirt.
*A beater is a young harp or grey seal in the age between approximately 3-4 weeks and one year

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  • Beater — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Axel Beater (* 1961), deutscher Rechtswissenschaftler Bruno Beater (1914–1982), deutscher Generaloberst, stellvertretender Minister für Staatssicherheit der DDR Diese Seite ist eine Begriffskl …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • beater — beater; ro·to·beater; …   English syllables

  • Beater — Beat er (b[=e]t [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, beats. [1913 Webster] 2. A person who beats up game for the hunters. Black. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beater — mid 14c., an implement for beating; mid 15c., a person who punishes (c.1200 as a surname); agent noun from BEAT (Cf. beat) (v.). Of various mechanical devices that beat in some sense from early 17c. Meaning one who rouses game is from 1825. Slang …   Etymology dictionary

  • beater — [bēt′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that beats 2. an implement or utensil for beating 3. a person employed to drive game from cover for hunters …   English World dictionary

  • beater — beat|er [ˈbi:tə US ər] n 1.) an object that is designed to beat something ▪ an egg beater ▪ a carpet beater 2.) wife/child beater someone who hits his wife or child, especially someone who does this often 3.) someone who forces wild birds or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beater — [[t]bi͟ːtə(r)[/t]] beaters 1) N COUNT: oft n N A beater is a tool or part of a machine which is used for beating things like eggs and cream. Whisk the batter with a wire whisk or hand beater until it is smooth and light. Syn: whisk 2) N COUNT A… …   English dictionary

  • beater — UK [ˈbiːtə(r)] / US [ˈbɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms beater : singular beater plural beaters 1) a piece of equipment used for mixing food such as eggs or sauces 2) someone whose job is to make birds or wild animals come out of bushes or grass …   English dictionary

  • beater — beat|er [ bitər ] noun count 1. ) someone who regularly hits another person, usually a smaller or weaker person: wife /woman /child beater: Phillips was exposed as a wife beater. 2. ) a piece of equipment used for mixing food such as eggs or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • beater — noun (C) 1 an object that is designed to beat something: an egg beater | a carpet beater 2 someone who forces wild birds or animals out of bushes, long grass etc so that they can be shot for sport 3 AmE informal an old car in bad condition …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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