- 1.1A person employed to flush out or drive game animals for shooting by striking at the ground cover.More example sentences
- As employing beaters for driven shoots is expensive, there has been a big rise in ‘walked-up’ shoots, when a small group of gunmen walk across land and drive their own birds up into the air.
- A detachment of young peasants had been designated as beaters.
- Professional beaters will be called in by Bradford Council to drive birds on to privately-owned adjoining moors where grouse shoots still take place.
- 1.2A person who beats metal in manufacturing.More example sentences
- After the war he was engaged for about nine years in mining and then entered the rolling-mill at Leechburg, where he was a beater for eight years.
- 2An implement or machine used for beating.More example sentences
- Once dry, it was again collected on drays, and back it went to the mill to be fed through a machine with wooden beaters, called a scutcher.
- Fire-fighting tools such as beaters and knapsack sprayers should be to hand and ready to use.
- A helicopter was placed on standby to assist as steady winds fanned the flames despite firefighters and National Park officials directing six hosereel jets on to the fire and beating out hotspots with rubber beaters.
- 4North American • informal A dilapidated but serviceable car: If you provide the kids with a car, give them an old beaterMore example sentences
- I have a Lincoln LS that Claudia drives most of the time, and then I have an old beater Lumina van that I chase parts in.
- He drove 25 miles to Sioux Falls, where a family friend spotted the old beater and called the police.
- Got back in the car, started their car again, which is a bit of an old beater, and it backfired, apparently.
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