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bat1

bat1

 
 
pronunciation:
baet
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
right off the bat
part of speech: noun
definition: a club of wood or metal used to hit the ball in baseball, softball, or cricket.
Claire could hit the ball really well after I showed her how to hold the bat.
 
similar words:
stick
phrase: right off the bat
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: bats, batted, batting
definition 1: to hit with a bat.
Bat the ball back to me.
synonyms:
hit
similar words:
beat, club, knock, slug, smack, strike, thump, whack
definition 2: to take one's turn in baseball as a batter.
Bobby will bat next.
similar words:
hit