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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.

Bat Quotations

I've heard there are troubles of more than one kind; some come from ahead, and some come from behind. But I've brought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see; now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
Dr. Seuss

I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
Yogi Berra

A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman.
Prince Philip

I've never fallen in love right off the bat. I get scared to say I love you too soon because it means so much. It means you're not seeing an end to things.
Leighton Meester

The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'
Robin Williams
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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
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