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Meaning & Definition of Bat in English

English

Bat

/bæt/

noun

1. Nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate

    synonym:
  • bat
  • ,
  • chiropteran

2. (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit

  • "He was at bat when it happened"
  • "He got four hits in four at-bats"
    synonym:
  • bat
  • ,
  • at-bat

3. A small racket with a long handle used for playing squash

    synonym:
  • squash racket
  • ,
  • squash racquet
  • ,
  • bat

4. The club used in playing cricket

  • "A cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting"
    synonym:
  • cricket bat
  • ,
  • bat

5. A club used for hitting a ball in various games

    synonym:
  • bat

verb

1. Strike with, or as if with a baseball bat

  • "Bat the ball"
    synonym:
  • bat

2. Wink briefly

  • "Bat one's eyelids"
    synonym:
  • bat
  • ,
  • flutter

3. Have a turn at bat

  • "Jones bats first, followed by martinez"
    synonym:
  • bat

4. Use a bat

  • "Who's batting?"
    synonym:
  • bat

5. Beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

  • "We licked the other team on sunday!"
    synonym:
  • cream
  • ,
  • bat
  • ,
  • clobber
  • ,
  • drub
  • ,
  • thrash
  • ,
  • lick

Examples of using

Tom hit the ball so hard he split the bat.
He's as blind as a bat.
She attacked him with a baseball bat.