eggbeater
noun Date: 1828 1. a hand-operated kitchen utensil used for beating, stirring, or whipping; especially a rotary device for these purposes 2. helicopter

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  • eggbeater — ☆ eggbeater [eg′bēt΄ər ] n. 1. a kitchen utensil, esp. one with rotary blades, for beating eggs, cream, etc. 2. Slang a helicopter …   English World dictionary

  • eggbeater — /eg bee teuhr/, n. 1. a small rotary beater for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc. 2. Slang. a helicopter. [1820 30, Amer.; EGG1 + BEATER] * * * …   Universalium

  • eggbeater — noun A kitchen utensil that uses rotating blades to beat eggs Syn: eggwhisk …   Wiktionary

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