Part of speech: verb

To strike with or as with a bat.

Part of speech: noun

A stick for striking the ball in baseball, cricket, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A nocturnal mammal with limbs connected by a membrane to form wings.

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Usage examples "bat":

  1. Martin had told her more than once that he had " a crush on Alix, right off the bat!" - "Sisters", Kathleen Norris.
  2. Pre- evolutionary sociology, which sometimes taught that man originally led an existence in which his hand was against every other man, and who, therefore, fought the battle of life strictly off his own bat, may have favoured that assumption. - "A Grammar of Freethought", Chapman Cohen.
  3. You look fierce enough to bayonet fifty Boches off your own bat! - "The Brightener", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.