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beater

1. noun A car that is in poor condition, typically a very old one. You won't be able to drive that old beater forever, you know.
2. noun By extension, something that one uses because it is already in poor condition, so as to not damage or risk something newer and/or in better condition. I'm so afraid that my nice bike will get stolen that most of the time I just end up riding my beater.
3. adjective Describing something that one uses because it is already in poor condition, so as to not damage or risk something newer and/or in better condition. I'm so afraid that my nice bike will get stolen that most of the time I just end up riding my beater bike.

beater

n. a junky old car. I like my old beater even if it has no bumpers.

boy-beater

n. a sleeveless shirt or undershirt allegedly for women or homosexuals. (From the wife-beater.) They sat there looking macho in their tints and boy-beater.

egg-beater

1. n. an outboard boat motor. My egg-beater has been acting up, so I didn’t go out on the lake today.
2. n. a helicopter. (see also rotorhead.) The egg-beater landed on the hospital roof.

wife-beater

n. a sleeveless undershirt. (see also boy-beater.) He always wears wife-beaters with no outer shirt.

world-beater

n. an aggressive and ambitious person. They hired an alleged world-beater to manage the office.
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The mechanism is comprised of the housing with removable wear plates on the inner diameter, a flat plate and a beater plate often referred to as a "wear plate with teeth.
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The beater picked up the body of the fox by its tail and dragged it along the ground for about 20 yards.
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As these photographs show, a minute later the beater clubbed it over the head with a flag pole used to scare the birds into the air.
USC 74, Oregon 73: USC's Tiffany Elmore grabbed an offensive rebound and hit a two-point buzzer beater to break the Trojans' five-game losing streak to the Ducks.
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A GARAGE owner who sued a pub boss for allegedly calling him a woman beater lost his bid for damages yesterday.
James Tucker led Compton with 20 points, and Jaquay Walls hit a five-foot buzzer beater from the lane to send the game to overtime.