beater: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bē'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that beats.
  2. an implement or device for beating something: a rug beater.
  3. a person who rouses or drives game from cover.
  4. a machine for beating half-stuff to pulp by separating and shortening the fibers to produce a gelatinous mass.
  5. the reed.
  6. a young seal, usually a month to six weeks old, having completely or almost completely shed its initial white fur.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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