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English definition of “bat”

bat

noun [C]     /bæt/
SPORT A2 a piece of wood used to hit the ball in some sportsCricketGeneral terms used in ball sportsGeneral terms used in ball sports
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
(Definition of bat noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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