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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.]


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


(ˈbi tər)

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.
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
hamrari; òeytari; fælari


[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


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


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


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


(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.
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.