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Dictionary definition for: Bat

1. (n) nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate

2. (v) strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball"

3. (n) (baseball) a turn batting; "he was at bat when it happened" "he got 4 hits in 4 at-bats"

4. (v) wink briefly; "bat one''s eyelids"

5. (n) a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash

6. (v) have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"

7. (n) a bat used in playing cricket

8. (v) use a bat; "Who''s batting?"

9. (n) a club used for hitting a ball in various games

10. (v) beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"

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