beater /ˈbiːtə/

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noun

1. a person who hits someone or something, in particular:
2. a person employed to raise game birds for shooting by striking at the ground cover.

whisky was always taken for the beaters, keepers, and loaders.
3. a person who beats metal in manufacturing.
4. [in combination] a person who habitually hits someone

a wife-beater.
5. an implement or machine used for beating.
6. [in combination]
‹informal› a means of defeating or preventing something

a recession-beater.
7.
(N. Amer.)
‹informal› an old or dilapidated vehicle.

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