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Definition of Bat


  1. A large stick; a club; specifically, a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the other, used in playing baseball, cricket, etc.
  2. Shale or bituminous shale.
  3. A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
  4. A part of a brick with one whole end.
  5. To strike or hit with a bat or a pole; to cudgel; to beat.
  6. To use a bat, as in a game of baseball.
  7. One of the Cheiroptera, an order of flying mammals, in which the wings are formed by a membrane stretched between the elongated fingers, legs, and tail. The common bats are small and insectivorous. See Cheiroptera and Vampire.
  8. Same as Tical, n., 1.
  9. To bate or flutter, as a hawk.
  10. To wink.
  11. In badminton, tennis, and similar games, a racket.
  12. A stroke; a sharp blow.
  13. A stroke of work.
  14. Rate of motion; speed.
  15. A spree; a jollification.
  16. Manner; rate; condition; state of health.
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Bat Translations

bat in Danish is flagermus
bat in Dutch is vleermuis
bat in French is chauve-souris
bat in German is Fledermaus, Keule
bat in Norwegian is balltre, flaggermus
bat in Spanish is bate