Bat bolt
Bat Bat (b[a^]t), n. [OE. batte, botte, AS. batt; perhaps fr. the Celtic; cf. Ir. bat, bata, stick, staff; but cf. also F. batte a beater (thing), wooden sword, battre to beat.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large stick; a club; specifically, a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the other, used in playing baseball, cricket, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. In badminton, tennis, and similar games, a racket. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting. [1913 Webster]

4. A part of a brick with one whole end; a brickbat. [1913 Webster +PJC]

5. (Mining) Shale or bituminous shale. --Kirwan. [1913 Webster]

6. A stroke; a sharp blow. [Colloq. or Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. A stroke of work. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

8. Rate of motion; speed. [Colloq.] ``A vast host of fowl . . . making at full bat for the North Sea.'' --Pall Mall Mag. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

9. A spree; a jollification. [Slang, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

10. Manner; rate; condition; state of health. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Bat bolt} (Machinery), a bolt barbed or jagged at its butt or tang to make it hold the more firmly. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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