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Sense: 1
Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Probably from BATTER1
Sense: 2
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: BAT2

batter

2 noun
     
Related topics: Food Dish, Baseball
batter2
1 [uncountable and countable]DFF a mixture of flour, eggs, milk etc, used in cooking and for making bread, cakes etc:
Fry the fish in batter.
pancake batter
2 [countable]DSB the person who is trying to hit the ball in baseball

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