Batter Bat"ter (b[a^]t"t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Battered} (b[a^]t"t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Battering}.] [OE. bateren, OF. batre, F. battre, fr. LL. battere, for L. batuere to strike, beat; of unknown origin. Cf. {Abate}, {Bate} to abate.] [1913 Webster] 1. To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to batter a wall or rampart. [1913 Webster]

2. To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage. ``Each battered jade.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. (Metallurgy) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly. [1913 Webster]

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