What does the word batter mean?

Usage examples for batter

  1. This simple sauce may be served for children with rice, batter, or bread pudding. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  2. The metamorphosis that batter undergoes in almost a twinkling of an eye into beautiful crisp brown beauties is a never ending delight and joy to the cook. – A House Party with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  3. The batter must run freely. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams