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(v. t.) To strike or hit with a bat or a pole; to cudgel; to beat.


(v. t. & i.) To bate or flutter, as a hawk.


(n.) Manner; rate; condition; state of health.


(n.) Same as Tical, n., 1.


(n.) A stroke; a sharp blow.


(v. t. & i.) To wink.


(n.) A spree; a jollification.


(n.) A stroke of work.


(n.) Rate of motion; speed.


(n.) In badminton, tennis, and similar games, a racket.


(n.) 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.


(n.) Shale or bituminous shale.


(n.) A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.


(n.) A part of a brick with one whole end.


(n.) 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.


(v. i.) To use a bat, as in a game of baseball.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Bat'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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