Crossword clues for bat
- Nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
- Hitter's need
- What George Brett wields
- Belfry dweller
- What Mr. Rose wields
- Face Guidry
- Diamond club
- Wade Boggs's weapon
- Belfry denizen
- Ruthian weapon
- Lost weekend
- Flying mammal
- Belfry occupant
- Canseco's weapon
- Igor of the Munsters
- Mr. Masterson
- Shea shillelagh
- Alate mammal
- What Aaron wielded
- Boggs weapon
- Casey's club
- Night flier
- Eerie flier
- Casey's cudgel
- Night creature
- Jockey's short whip
- Nocturnal flier
- "The ___" (stage thriller)
- Rod Carew's weapon
- Squash implement
- Casey's weapon
- What Rod Carew wields
- A hammerhead
- What Fred Lynn wields
- Dave Kingman's stick
- Slugger's weapon
- Kingman's weapon
- Winfield weapon
- Ruth's weapon
- Kalong or pipistrelle
- Club for Reggie Jackson
- Go to the plate
- ___ the breeze
- Ash product
- "Casey at the ___"
- Face a hurler
- Mattingly's magic wand
- Horror film frightener
- Hit a fly, perhaps
- Dracula, sometimes
- Sports club
- Horror-film prop
- Halloween decoration
- Dracula, at times
- Cavern sight
- Club of diamonds
- Be up
- 15-Across swung one
- Blink rapidly
- Swinger's club
- Stand at the plate
- Louisville Slugger
- Cave dweller
- Ball club
- Take one's cuts
- Vampire ___
- Step to the plate
- Baseball club
- Yankee's club
- Dracula transformation
- Chiropterologist's interest
- Flier in a cave
- Mammal that sleeps upside-down
- Vampire's form
- Belfry flier
- "Dracula" creature
- Player's club?
- Cricket club
- Stand at home?
- Hit maker?
- Upside-down hanger
- Take a swing
- With 41-Down, this puzzle's theme
- It's carried while on deck
- Cave denizen
- Lawman Masterson
- It goes over a plate
- Inverted hanger?
- Face the pitcher
- Cricketer's need
- Club for swingers
- [See instructions]
- Dracula's altered form
- Be in a lineup
- Try for a hit
- Echolocation-using mammal
- Flutter, as one's eyes
- Face an ace
- Giant image in the sky over Gotham
- Fisherman's purchase
- Stick in a dugout
- Giant image over Gotham
- A club used for hitting a ball in various games
- A small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bat \Bat\, n. [Corrupt. from OE. back, backe, balke; cf. Dan. aften-bakke (aften evening), Sw. natt-backa (natt night), Icel. le[eth]r-blaka (le[eth]r leather), Icel. blaka to flutter.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the Chiroptera, an order of flying mammals, in which the wings are formed by a membrane stretched between the elongated fingers, legs, and tail. The common bats are small and insectivorous. See Chiroptera and Vampire.
Silent bats in drowsy clusters cling.
Bat tick (Zo["o]l.), a wingless, dipterous insect of the genus Nycteribia, parasitic on bats. [1913 Webster] ||
Bat \Bat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Batted (b[a^]t"t[e^]d); p. pr.
& vb. n. Batting.]
To strike or hit with a bat or a pole; to cudgel; to beat.
Bat \Bat\, v. i. To use a bat, as in a game of baseball; when used with a numerical postmodifier it indicates a baseball player's performance (as a decimal) at bat; as, he batted .270 in 1993 (i.e. he got safe hits in 27 percent of his official turns at bat).
Bat \Bat\ (b[a^]t), n. [OE. batte, botte, AS. batt; perhaps fr. the Celtic; cf. Ir. bat, bata, stick, staff; but cf. also F. batte a beater (thing), wooden sword, battre to beat.]
A large stick; a club; specifically, a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the other, used in playing baseball, cricket, etc.
In badminton, tennis, and similar games, a racket.
A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
A part of a brick with one whole end; a brickbat.
(Mining) Shale or bituminous shale.
A stroke; a sharp blow. [Colloq. or Slang]
A stroke of work. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
Rate of motion; speed. [Colloq.] ``A vast host of fowl . . . making at full bat for the North Sea.''
--Pall Mall Mag.
A spree; a jollification. [Slang, U. S.]
Manner; rate; condition; state of health. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
Bat bolt (Machinery), a bolt barbed or jagged at its butt or tang to make it hold the more firmly.
Bat \Bat\, v. t. & i.
To bate or flutter, as a hawk. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
To wink. [Local, U. S. & Prov Eng.]
Bat \Bat\, n. [Siamese.] Same as Tical, n., 1.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"a stick, a club," Old English *batt "cudgel," perhaps from Celtic (compare Irish and Gaelic bat, bata "staff, cudgel"), influenced by Old French batte, from Late Latin battre "beat;" all from PIE root *bhat- "to strike." Also "a lump, piece" (mid-14c.), as in brickbat. As a kind of paddle used to play cricket, it is attested from 1706.\n
\nPhrase right off the bat is 1888, also hot from the bat (1888), probably a baseball metaphor, but cricket is possible as a source; there is an early citation from Australia (in an article about slang): "Well, it is a vice you'd better get rid of then. Refined conversation is a mark of culture. Let me hear that kid use slang again, and I'll give it to him right off the bat. I'll wipe up the floor with him. I'll
---" ["The Australian Journal," November 1888].
flying mammal (order Chiroptera), 1570s, a dialectal alteration of Middle English bakke (early 14c.), which is probably related to Old Swedish natbakka, Old Danish nathbakkæ "night bat," and Old Norse leðrblaka "leather flapper" (for connections outside Germanic, see flagellum). If so, the original sense of the animal name likely was "flapper." The shift from -k- to -t- may have come through confusion of bakke with Latin blatta "moth, nocturnal insect."\n
\nOld English word for the animal was hreremus, from hreran "to shake" (see rare (adj.2)), and rattle-mouse is attested from late 16c., an old dialectal word for "bat." Flitter-mouse (1540s) is occasionally used in English (variants flinder-mouse, flicker-mouse) in imitation of German fledermaus "bat," from Old High German fledaron "to flutter."\n
\nAs a contemptuous term for an old woman, perhaps a suggestion of witchcraft (compare fly-by-night), or from bat as "prostitute who plies her trade by night" [Farmer, who calls it "old slang" and finds French equivalent "night swallow" (hirondelle de nuit) "more poetic"].
"to move the eyelids," 1847, American English, from earlier sense of "flutter as a hawk" (1610s), a variant of bate (v.2) on the notion of fluttering wings. Related: Batted; batting.
"to hit with a bat," mid-15c., from bat (n.1). Related: Batted; batting.
acr. best available technology; a principle applying to regulation on limiting pollutant discharge.
n. nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate [syn: chiropteran]
(baseball) a turn batting; "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got 4 hits in 4 at-bats" [syn: at-bat]
a bat used in playing cricket [syn: cricket bat]
a club used for hitting a ball in various games
v. strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball"
wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids" [syn: flutter]
have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"
use a bat; "Who's batting?"
A bat is a flying mammal of the order Chiroptera.
Bat or The Bat may also refer to:
Bat was a cow goddess in Egyptian mythology depicted as a human face with cow ears and horns. By the time of the Middle Kingdom, her identity and attributes were subsumed within the goddess Hathor.
Bats are mammals of the orderChiroptera (; from the - cheir, "hand" and - pteron, "wing") whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums, and colugos, can only glide for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their spread-out digits, which are very long and covered with a thin membrane or patagium.
Bats are the second largest order of mammals (after the rodents), representing about 20% of all classified mammal species worldwide, with about 1,240 bat species divided into two suborders: the less specialized and largely fruit-eating megabats, or flying foxes, and the highly specialized and echolocating microbats. About 70% of bat species are insectivores. Most of the rest are frugivores, or fruit eaters. A few species, such as the fish-eating bat, feed from animals other than insects, with the vampire bats being hematophagous, or feeding on blood.
Bats are present throughout most of the world, with the exception of extremely cold regions. They perform the vital ecological roles of pollinating flowers and dispersing fruit seeds; many tropical plant species depend entirely on bats for the distribution of their seeds. Bats are economically important, as they consume insect pests, reducing the need for pesticides. The smallest bat is the Kitti's hog-nosed bat, measuring in length, across the wings and in mass. It is also arguably the smallest extant species of mammal, with the Etruscan shrew being the other contender. The largest species of bat are a few species of Pteropus (fruit bats or flying foxes) and the giant golden-crowned flying fox with a weight up to and wingspan up to .
The ASM-N-2 Bat was a United States Navy World War II radar-guided glide bomb which was used in combat beginning in April 1944.
The Bat is a Vekoma Suspended Family Coaster located at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah, United States.
Usage examples of "bat".
The baying was very faint now, and it ceased altogether as I approached the ancient grave I had once violated, and frightened away an abnormally large horde of bats which had been hovering curiously around it.
Something fluttered, flittered, dipped, and bobbed in the clear desert sky like an addled bat driven into sunshine.
Vaughn loaded the UHF satellite message buoy, roughly the size of a baseball bat, into the aft signal ejector, a small mechanism much like a torpedo tube set into the upper level of the aft compartment.
He had to guess, of course, which way agile Tallareyish would spin, and even though he guessed correctly that the elf would go to his right, his swipe was batted aside, not once but three times, before it ever got close to hitting the mark.
She chewed her lower lip as a million places sprang to mind, bat driving aimlessly around was pointless.
After all, in a world where some men could turn into bats and preferred the taste of blood to andouille gumbo, what was one more mystery?
Aquele carro podia, em lugar de bater no barranco, ter batido no nosso.
He was a remarkable fielder and a good batsman for a pitcher, men who play that position being poor wielders of the ash, as a rule, for the reason, as I have always thought, that they paid more attention to the art of deceiving the batsman that are opposed to them than they do to developing their own batting powers.
Though its paint was cracked and peeling, the device it bore showed plain: a black bat on a field divided bendwise, silver and gold.
Thang an excuse to bat her eyes, reach out and squeeze the biceps of his closest arm, playing the damsel in distress to maximum effect.
He would have seen a bat being thrown from in there, and by the time he turned around to mount, WindStriker had been blinkered and unable to react.
He was about to go after a Beater when the wizard who had dropped his bat before maneuvered his broom so that he could use the twigs to hit a Bludger at Neil, who was oblivious.
He flew toward a Bludger that was flying straight at him and then swung back, grunting loudly, feeling a jolt move through him as he struck it, hearing the ringing sound of metal on metal as one of the iron bands on the bat hit the Bludger.
Then later, when they dropped him from the Bugle Corps because he got the clap and nobody of his many friends stepped forward to go to bat for him and try to get him reinstated, this had increased his loneliness, but it also hardened his invulnerability.
The Wayne team batted and bunted a few balls, and then Homans led them to the bench.