1. noun /bæt/
a) Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation. They look like a mouse with membranous wings extending from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail. Altogether, there are about 1,000 bat species in the world.
b) An old woman.
2. verb /bæt/
a) to hit with a bat.

The cat batted at the toy.

b) to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.

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