Definition of batter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbætə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbætər//
    Baseball, Preparing food
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] a mixture of eggs, milk and flour used in cooking to cover food such as fish or chicken before you fry it, or to make pancakes See related entries: Preparing food
  2. 2 [uncountable, countable] (North American English) a mixture of eggs, milk, flour, etc. used for making cakes
  3. 3[countable] (North American English) (in baseball) the player who is hitting the ball See related entries: Baseball
  4. Extra examples He has walked just eight batters all year. I heard the fans groan as the batter hit a grand slam. I started mixing the batter for the pancakes. Jimmy struck out the first batter with ease. Opposing batters are fooled by Madsen’s delivery. Pour the batter into a prepared pan. Rivera faced seven batters and retired six. The first batter struck out. fish in batter scallops fried in batter
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