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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbatbat1 /bæt/ ●●● S3 noun [countable]  1 HBAa small animal like a mouse with wings that flies around at night fruit bat2 baseball_bat.jpg a) DSa long wooden stick with a special shape that is used in some sports and games a baseball bat a cricket bat b) British English a round flat piece of wood with a handle, used to hit a ball in table tennis syn paddle American English3 be at bat4 do something off your own bat5 do something right off the bat6 like a bat out of hell7 old bat as blind as a bat at blind1
Examples from the Corpus
batThe tunnel is a place only a bat could love.The murder is perfectly executed, except that the baseball bat left at the scene of the crime is sticky with fingerprints.Noctuid moths are eaten by bats, and have evolved a special pair of ears to warn them of approaching danger.Our classmates tested five bats from K. C. Slammer.Upon being blocked off from the courtyard, the bat would soon have led him to freedom.This is tested by gagging the bats before releasing them.Felt queasy after, but swung the bat okay and then came back to the hotel, which is small but clean.