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beat•er



Pronunciation: (bē'tur), [key]
n.
1. a person or thing that beats.
2. an implement or device for beating something: a rug beater.
3. Hunting.a person who rouses or drives game from cover.
4. Papermaking.a machine for beating half-stuff to pulp by separating and shortening the fibers to produce a gelatinous mass.
5. Textiles.the reed.
6. Newfoundland.a young seal, usually a month to six weeks old, having completely or almost completely shed its initial white fur.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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