beater(redirected from a 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.
A tank top typically worn under other clothes. Also known as a "wife-beater." You can't go out in just a boy-beater—put something else on.
1. slang A helicopter. A: "Do you hear that egg-beater?" B: "Yes, it must be from the local news station."
2. slang A small motor on an outboard. Why isn't the boat moving? Is there something wrong with the egg-beater?
n. a junky old car. I like my old beater even if it has no bumpers.
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.
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.
n. a sleeveless undershirt. (see also boy-beater.) He always wears wife-beaters with no outer shirt.
n. an aggressive and ambitious person. They hired an alleged world-beater to manage the office.