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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.
battle cry a shout or cry of determination or enthusiasm given by troops in battle. [2 definitions]
battledore an Asian predecessor of badminton, played with a wooden paddle and a shuttlecock. [2 definitions]
battle fatigue severe mental distress or disorder resulting from combat in war; combat fatigue. (See shell shock.)
battlefield the area in which a battle takes place.
battlefront the area where opposing combatants clash.
battleground a battlefield.
battlement (often pl.) a parapet or defensive wall lining the top of a fortification, with indentations at regular intervals.