Definition of “bat” - English Dictionary

“bat” in British English

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batnoun [ C ]

uk /bæt/ us /bæt/

batverb

uk /bæt/ us /bæt/ -tt-

(Definition of “bat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“bat” in American English

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batnoun [ C ]

us /bæt/

bat noun [ C ] (STICK)

a specially shaped stick of wood or metal, used for hitting the ball esp. in baseball

bat noun [ C ] (ANIMAL)

a small, flying animal with big ears and wings of skin

Idiom(s)

batverb

us /bæt/ -tt-

bat verb (USE BAT)

[ I/T ] to use a bat to hit the ball, esp. in baseball

[ I/T ] If you bat at something, you hit it lightly:

bat verb (MOVE EYE)

[ T ] to open and close your eyes quickly several times, esp. to attract attention or admiration

(Definition of “bat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)