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bathysphere a spherical diving chamber used for studying deep-sea life.
batik a technique for dyeing that involves covering certain areas of the fabric with removable wax in order to repel the dye. [2 definitions]
batiste a fine woven fabric used for clothing.
bat mitzvah in the Jewish faith, a ceremony in which it is recognized that a girl has come of age to accept her religious responsibilities. [2 definitions]
baton a staff denoting position or authority. [4 definitions]
Baton Rouge the capital of Louisiana.
batrachian of or concerning frogs and toads. [2 definitions]
batsman a player who is at bat, esp. in cricket.
battalion a military unit usu. comprising a headquarters company and two or more infantry companies; the basic unit of a division. [2 definitions]
batten1 to grow fat; thrive. [3 definitions]
batten2 a narrow board or strip used esp. for exterior siding and flooring in wooden building construction. [4 definitions]
batter1 to beat hard and repeatedly, or to damage by so beating. [3 definitions]
batter2 a thick mixture of liquid, flour, eggs, and other ingredients, often baked into bread or cake.
batter3 the person who stands in to bat the ball in baseball or cricket.
battering ram a heavy wooden beam used by warriors in former times to break through doors, walls, gates, or the like. [2 definitions]
battery a device that generates electricity by means of chemical reactions. [5 definitions]
batting the action of using a bat in a game of baseball or cricket. [2 definitions]
batting average a measure of a baseball player's batting ability computed by dividing the total number of base hits by the number of official times at bat. [2 definitions]
battle a hostile and violent meeting between two opposing sides; fight. [5 definitions]
battle-ax a wide-bladed, heavy ax used in former times as a weapon.
battle cruiser a warship of great speed and firepower, with lighter armor than that of a battleship.