AskDefine | Define beater

Dictionary Definition



1 a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
2 an implement for beating

User Contributed Dictionary



Etymology 1


  1. A kitchen implement for mixing.
  2. A stick used to play a percussion instrument.
  3. A man who drives game towards shooters in a hunting party, often working in a group.
  4. A papermaking machine for processing fibres by fibrillation in order to improve bonding strength
  5. An automobile in poor operating condition.
Derived terms
a kitchen implement for mixing
an automobile in poor operating condition
  • Russian: развалюха
in a hunting party, the group of men used to drive game towards the shooters
  • German: Treiber
  • Russian: загонщик
papermaking machine for processing fibres by fibrillation in order to improve bonding strength

Etymology 2

By shortening from wife beater.


  1. A sleeveless undershirt,
A sleeveless undershirt

Extensive Definition

The term beater has several meanings.
  • For the implements used in playing some percussion instruments, see drum stick.
  • For the position in the game of Quidditch described in the Harry Potter series of novels, see Quidditch.
  • Another name for Glamdring, Gandalf's sword in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
  • Beater (weaving), a tool used to force woven yarn into place
  • A beater is also a machine used to pulverize wood pulp in the paper-making process.
  • In hunting, a beater is a man who beats for game.
  • A beater is one of the rapidly rotating attachments on a mixer as used in cooking. In this context, it is sometimes referred to as an egg beater.
  • Beater may refer to a vehicle that is in very poor condition, or that has been modified in a crude or ugly fashion.
  • Beater can be a contraction of "wife beater", a colloquialism for a sleeveless shirt.
  • A beater is a young harp or grey seal in the age between approximately 3-4 weeks and one year

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