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beat·er

 (bē′tər)
n.
1. One that beats, especially a device for beating: a carpet beater.
2. A person who drives wild game from under cover for a hunter.
3. Offensive Slang A tight-fitting, white sleeveless undershirt.
4. Informal An old, dilapidated automobile.

[Sense 3, short for wifebeater.]

beater

(ˈbiːtə)
n
1. a person who beats or hammers: a panel beater.
2. (Tools) an instrument or device used for beating: a carpet beater.
3. (Professions) a person who rouses wild game from woodland, undergrowth, etc

beat•er

(ˈbi tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that beats.
2. an implement or device for beating something.
3. (in a hunt) a person who drives game from cover.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beater - a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunterbeater - a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
2.beater - an implement for beatingbeater - an implement for beating    
carpet beater, rug beater - implement for beating dust out of carpets
eggwhisk, eggbeater - a mixer for beating eggs or whipping cream
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
Translations
paličkašlehač
piskerpiskeris
hajtó
hamrari; òeytari; fælari
çırpıcıdövenvuran

beater

[ˈbiːtəʳ] N
1. (Culin) → batidora f (also carpet beater) → sacudidor m
see also panel, wife, world B
2. (Hunting) → ojeador(a) m/f, batidor(a) m/f

beater

[ˈbiːtər] n (for eggs, cream)fouet m, batteur m

beater

n
(= carpet beater)Klopfer m; (= egg beater)Schneebesen m
(Hunt) → Treiber(in) m(f)

beater

[ˈbiːtəʳ] n (Culin) → frullino; (carpet beater) → battipanni m inv

beat

(biːt) past tense beat: past participle ˈbeaten verb
1. to strike or hit repeatedly. Beat the drum.
2. to win against. She beat me in a contest.
3. to mix thoroughly. to beat an egg.
4. to move in a regular rhythm. My heart is beating faster than usual.
5. to mark or indicate (musical time) with a baton etc. A conductor beats time for an orchestra.
noun
1. a regular stroke or its sound. I like the beat of that song.
2. a regular or usual course. a policeman's beat.
ˈbeater noun
ˈbeating noun
ˈbeaten adjective
1. overcome; defeated. the beaten team; He looked tired and beaten.
2. mixed thoroughly. beaten egg.
beat about the bush
to approach a subject in an indirect way, without coming to the point or making any decision.
beat down
1. (of the sun) to give out great heat. The sun's rays beat down on us.
2. to (force to) lower a price by bargaining. We beat the price down; We beat him down to a good price.
beat it
to go away. Beat it, or I'll hit you!; She told her little brother to beat it.
beat off
to succeed in overcoming or preventing. The old man beat off the youths who attacked him; He beat the attack off easily.
beat a (hasty) retreat
to go away in a hurry. The children beat a hasty retreat when he appeared.
beat up
to punch, kick or hit (a person) severely and repeatedly. He beat up an old lady.
off the beaten track
away from main roads, centres of population etc.
References in classic literature ?
The dreadful death of the unlucky beater, shot in the thicket like a wild animal, had seemed to him to pre-figure death for himself also.
He crawled back over the huddled dogs, dusted the dry snow from his furs with the whalebone beater that Amoraq kept by the door, tapped the skin-lined roof of the house to shake off any icicles that might have fallen from the dome of snow above, and curled up on the bench.
As they came up to them, Alleyne could hear the doleful dirge which the beater was chanting, bringing down his heavy whip at the end of each line, while the groans of the sufferer formed a sort of dismal chorus.
I saw him thrash a poor beater once in the Saxe Leinitzer forests.
After this, I made a great heavy pestle or beater of the wood called the iron-wood; and this I prepared and laid by against I had my next crop of corn, which I proposed to myself to grind, or rather pound into meal to make bread.
Having, therefore, instructed their servants in everything they were to do, six days afterwards they took him out to hunt, with as great a retinue of huntsmen and beaters as a crowned king.
The cousins generally are rather shy of Chesney Wold in its dullness, but take to it a little in the shooting season, when guns are heard in the plantations, and a few scattered beaters and keepers wait at the old places of appointment for low-spirited twos and threes of cousins.
If I went out with a couple of rifles and a gun bearer, and twenty or thirty beaters, to hunt a lion, I should not feel that the lion had much chance, and so the pleasure of the hunt would be lessened in proportion to the increased safety which I felt.
The fire lay like a dying thing, close to the ground and wicked; it gave a leap of anguish at every whack of the beaters.
Once again the beaters took up their drumming and the slow dance went on.
In York the shipwrights acted the building of the ark, the fishmongers the Flood, and the gold- beaters and money-workers the three Kings out of the East.
He felt his blood tingling through his veins as the beaters approached closer and closer to the birds.