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bast the strong fibrous outer layer of certain plant stems, such as flax or hemp, consisting of phloem tissue, and used in manufacturing cordage or woven goods. [2 definitions]
bastard a child of unmarried parents; illegitimate child. [4 definitions]
bastardize to prove (a person) to be a bastard. [3 definitions]
bastardy the state or condition of being an illegitimate offspring. [2 definitions]
baste1 to sew temporarily with long, loose stitches, as in temporarily assembling the pieces of a garment prior to final sewing.
baste2 to moisten (esp. meat) with a liquid during cooking.
baste3 to beat or thrash with a stick; cudgel. [2 definitions]
bastille (cap.) the state prison in Paris that was attacked and taken by French revolutionists in 1789. [2 definitions]
bastinado a blow or beating with a stick or club. [4 definitions]
basting sewing done by stitching loosely to temporarily hold material in place. [2 definitions]
bastion a pentagon-shaped portion of a rampart or fortification that projects outward. [3 definitions]
bat1 a heavy, shaped wooden or metal club used to strike the ball in baseball or cricket. [4 definitions]
bat2 any of various usu. night-flying mammals that have wings that are covered with membranes, and that sense objects mostly by means of reflected sound waves rather than by vision.
bat3 to wink (one's eyelids).
bat around (informal) to roam; wander. [2 definitions]
batboy a boy who retrieves baseball bats discarded by hitters and acts as a team's general assistant.
batch a quantity of something or a number of like items handled or considered as a group or whole. [2 definitions]
bate to moderate or control; restrain. [3 definitions]
bateau a flat-bottomed rowboat, sharply tapered at both ends, used in Canada and the United States.
batfish any of the family of marine angler fishes, often found in the Atlantic along the southern U.S. coast. [2 definitions]
batgirl a girl who retrieves baseball bats discarded by hitters and acts as a team's general assistant.