AskDefine | Define batter

Dictionary Definition



1 (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting [syn: hitter, slugger, batsman]
2 a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon


1 strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent" [syn: buffet, knock about]
2 strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her" [syn: clobber, baste]
3 make a dent or impression in; "dinge a soft hat" [syn: dinge]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (e.g. pancakes, cake, or yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (e.g. fish) prior to frying
    To the dismay of his mother, the boy put his finger into the cake batter.
  2. The person who tries to hit the ball in a sport like baseball
    The first batter hit the ball into the corner for a double.
  3. A batsman. Used under the modern fashion for expunging gender from all words, but in fact women cricketers refer to themselves as batsmen (ie. it's already gender-neutral, see the batsman article).
  4. A binge, a heavy drinking session.
    When he went on a batter, he became very violent.
  5. A slope.
    Hydroseeding of unvegetated batters is planned.

Related terms


A beaten mixture of flour and liquid, used for baking
The person who tries to hit the ball
A batsman
A binge
A slope
  • Finnish: rinne
  • Greek: κλίση (klísi)
  • Spanish:


  1. to hit or strike violently and repeatedly
  2. to coat with batter


to hit or strike violently and repeatedly
  • Finnish: hakata, pahoinpidellä, piestä
  • Swedish: misshandla
to coat with batter

Extensive Definition

Batter may refer to:
batter in French: Frappeur

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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