1. [ verb ] (baseball) strike with, or as if with a baseball bat

"bat the ball"

Related terms: hit switch-hit baseball batter batting
2. [ noun ] (baseball,games) an implement used in baseball by the batter
Synonyms: lumber baseball_bat
Related terms: baseball_equipment handle
3. [ noun ] (zoology) nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
Synonyms: chiropteran
Related terms: placental carnivorous_bat fruit_bat Chiroptera wing
4. [ verb ] wink briefly
Synonyms: flutter

"bat one's eyelids"

Related terms: blink
5. [ noun ] (baseball,sport) a turn batting (in baseball)
Synonyms: at-bat

"he was at bat when it happened" or "he got 4 hits in 4 at-bats"

Related terms: turn baseball
6. [ verb ] beat thoroughly in a competition or fight
Synonyms: lick drub thrash clobber

"We licked the other team on Sunday!"

Related terms: beat thrash
7. [ verb ] (baseball) use a bat

"Who's batting?"

Related terms: hit baseball
8. [ noun ] (cricket,games) a bat used in playing cricket
Synonyms: cricket_bat
Related terms: cricket_equipment handle
9. [ noun ] (sport) a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
Synonyms: squash_racquet squash_racket
Related terms: racket
10. [ verb ] (baseball) have a turn at bat

"Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"

Related terms: hit baseball
11. [ noun ] a club used for hitting a ball in various games
Related terms: club baseball_bat paddle
Similar spelling:   baht