Dialectal variant (akin to the dialectal (etyl) term (m)) of (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (compare (etyl) (m), (etyl) ).
Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation.
*:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat' he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a '''bat''' he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a ' bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
*2012 , Suemedha Sood, (bbc.co.uk)
Travelwise: Texas love bats] [sic
*:As well as being worth millions of dollars to the Texan agriculture industry, these mammals are worth millions of dollars to the state’s tourism industry. Texas is home to the world’s largest known bat' colony (in Comal County), and the world’s largest urban '''bat''' colony (in Austin). '''Bat''' watching is a common activity, with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offering more ' bat -viewing sites than anywhere else in the US.
(lb) An old woman.
A whore who prowls in the dusk/evening like a bat.
* (flying mammal)
* blind as a bat
* fruit bat
* have bats in the belfry
* leaf-nosed bat
* (little brown bat)
* (brown bat)
* like a bat out of hell
* vampire bat
* vesper bat
A club made of wood or aluminium used for striking the ball in sports such as baseball, softball and cricket.
A turn at hitting the ball with a bat in a game.
(two-up) The piece of wood on which the spinner places the coins and then uses for throwing them.
[Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language , second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 242]
(mining) Shale or bituminous shale.
A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
A part of a brick with one whole end.
* (two-up) kip, stick, kylie, lannet
* baseball bat
* cricket bat
to hit with a bat.
to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.
to strike or swipe as though with a bat
- The cat batted at the toy.
* bat five hundred
* bat in
* bat out
* bat up
Possibly a variant of bate.
to flutter: bat one's eyelashes .
Most commonly used in phrase bat an eye, and variants thereof.
* bat an eye, bat an eyelash, bat an eyelid
From (etyl) .
Cognate to (m).
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A musical instrument of the brass family, generally tuned to the key of B-flat.
In an orchestra or other musical group, a musician that plays the trumpet.
- The royal herald sounded a trumpet to announce their arrival.
The cry of an elephant.
- The trumpets were assigned to stand at the rear of the orchestra pit.
(figurative) One who praises, or propagates praise, or is the instrument of propagating it.
- The large bull gave a basso trumpet as he charged the hunters.
A funnel, or short flaring pipe, used as a guide or conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine.
- That great politician was pleased to have the greatest wit of those times to be the trumpet of his praises.
* (musical instrument) cornet
* natural trumpet
* straight trumpet
To sound loudly, be amplified
To play the trumpet.
- The music trumpeted from the speakers, hurting my ears.
Of an elephant, to make its cry.
- Cedric made a living trumpeting for the change of passersby in the subway.
To proclaim loudly; to promote enthusiastically
- ''The circus trainer cracked the whip, signaling the elephant to trumpet .
* Francis Bacon
- Andy trumpeted Jane's secret across the school, much to her embarrassment.
- They did nothing but publish and trumpet all the reproaches they could devise against the Irish.