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beater

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ˈbiː.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
used as a combining form to refer to a person who repeatedly hits people, especially members of their family: a wife-beaterMurderers and attackers a person paid by people hunting to force birds and animals into a place where they can be seen and therefore shotHunting
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