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1 nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate [syn: chiropteran]
2 (baseball) a turn batting; "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got 4 hits in 4 at-bats" [syn: at-bat]
3 a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash [syn: squash racket, squash racquet]
4 a bat used in playing cricket [syn: cricket bat]
5 a club used for hitting a ball in various games


1 strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball"
2 wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids" [syn: flutter]
3 have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"
4 use a bat; "Who's batting?"
5 beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!" [syn: clobber, drub, thrash, lick] [also: batting, batted]batting


1 (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
2 stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber [syn: batten]batting See bat

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. cotton, wool, silk or synthetic material used to stuff the inside of a mattress, quilt etc
  2. special cotton for surgery.
  3. the act of someone who bats



  1. present participle of bat

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