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beater

noun [C] uk   /ˈbiː.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/

beater noun [C] (DEVICE)

a device that is used for repeatedly hitting something, especially in order to clean it, or for mixing foods. Beater is often used as a combining form: an electric beater a carpet beater an egg beater

beater noun [C] (PERSON)

used as a combining form to refer to a person who repeatedly hits people, especially members of their family: a wife-beater a person paid by people hunting to force birds and animals into a place where they can be seen and therefore shot
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