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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Batter  \Bat"ter\  (b[a^]t"t[~e]r),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Battered} 
  (-t[~e]rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Battering}.]  [OE.  bateren  OF 
  batre,  F.  battre,  fr  LL  battere,  for  L.  batuere  to  strike, 
  beat  of  unknown  origin.  Cf  {Abate},  {Bate}  to  abate.] 
  1.  To  beat  with  successive  blows;  to  beat  repeatedly  and  with 
  violence,  so  as  to  bruise,  shatter,  or  demolish;  as  to 
  batter  a  wall  or  rampart. 
 
  2.  To  wear  or  impair  as  if  by  beating  or  by  hard  usage. 
  ``Each  battered  jade.''  --Pope. 
 
  3.  (Metallurgy)  To  flatten  (metal)  by  hammering,  so  as  to 
  compress  it  inwardly  and  spread  it  outwardly. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  battering 
  n  :  the  act  of  subjecting  to  strong  attack  [syn:  {banging}] 




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