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A handheld kitchen utensil with rotating blades for beating, whipping, or mixing.


1. (Cookery) Also called: eggwhisk a kitchen utensil for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc; whisk
2. (Aeronautics) chiefly US and Canadian an informal name for helicopter


(ˈɛgˌbi tər)

1. a small rotary beater for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc.
2. Slang. a helicopter.
[1820–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eggbeater - an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead bladeseggbeater - an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
vane, blade - flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
cargo helicopter - a helicopter that carries cargo
heavier-than-air craft - a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
landing skid - one of two parts of the landing gear of a helicopter
rotor - rotating mechanism consisting of an assembly of rotating airfoils; "there are horizontal rotors on a helicopter or compressor rotors in a jet engine"
shuttle helicopter - a helicopter that shuttles back and forth
single-rotor helicopter - a helicopter having a single rotor
skyhook - helicopter carrying a reel of steel cable that can be used to lift and transport heavy objects
2.eggbeater - a mixer for beating eggs or whipping cream
beater - an implement for beating
mixer - a kitchen utensil that is used for mixing foods
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This interest was further polished in four canvases from his important "Egg Beater" series, 1927-28, given proper breathing room on their own wall, in which he constantly reworked a still life of an eggbeater, a rubber glove, and a fan that he'd nailed to his table into an almost architectural diorama of geometric, pastel-hued abstraction.
In an excerpt from her column Art and About, she compares the making of a work of art to the twirling of an "sagacious and enchanted eggbeater.
Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites and beat with a balloon whisk or an eggbeater until the mixture forms stiff peaks.
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a handheld mixer with an eggbeater or whisk attachment), beat butter on high speed until as pale as ivory and very fluffy, at least 5 minutes.
When I was little, I never asked for toys--I always wanted things like an eggbeater or a mixing bowl.
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Our memory of how to use an eggbeater is probably linked to our knowledge of other kitchen utensils memories of particular recipes recollections of learning to cook and so on.
And when he stumbles upon a threat to the world in the form of the Eggbeater of Doom (a device that can summon a destructive god into the world to wreak vengeance upon humans), his first inclination is not to hatch an evil scheme so much as to manipulate circumstances to elevate his position as an Evil Overlord and hopefully thwart the short life expectancy his family suffers.
Beaters and Whippers beginning on page 73 includes spiral whisks resembling modern gizmos, as well as flat wire whips in various oval to round design with green or other colored wooden handles as well as a series of vari shaped whisks and a one hand automatic eggbeater are detailed.
Edwin had made a fortune inventing variations on a seemingly simple kitchen device, the eggbeater.
If the air drill with the diamond burr is used at at this point in the procedure, the surgeon should be careful to remove all cottonoid packing from the wound, lest the packing be swept up into the drill, converting a microsurgical instrument a high speed eggbeater.
Could she reconstruct Now in her kitchen or garage or backyard with pans and zippers and ground beef and hammers, an old eggbeater, the oil drum she'd split, a broom handle, frozen peas, a jar of naval jelly, a coil radiator, or a roll of waxed twine?