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bat

noun [C] uk   /bæt/ us  

bat noun [C] (STICK)

A1 a specially shaped piece of wood used for hitting the ball in many games: a baseball/cricket/rounders/table tennis bat
See also
CricketGeneral terms used in ball sports

bat noun [C] (ANIMAL)

B1 a small animal like a mouse with wings that flies at nightWild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals

bat

verb uk   /bæt/ (-tt-) us  

bat verb (EYELASHES)

[T] (especially of women) to open and close your eyes quickly several times, especially to attract attention or admiration: She smiled and batted her eyelashes at him.Gestures with the head or shoulders

bat verb (BALL)

[I or T] to try to hit a ball with a bat: He batted the ball high into the air. Jones will be the first to bat.CricketGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of bat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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