An implement with a handle and a solid surface, usually of wood, used for hitting the ball in games such as baseball, cricket, and table tennis
A mainly nocturnal mammal capable of sustained flight, with membranous wings that extend between the fingers and connecting the forelimbs to the body and the hindlimbs to the tail
Flutter one’s eyelashes, typically in a flirtatious manner
A player’s turn at batting, as officially recorded
An insulated box designed for bats to roost in.
A bloodsucking fly of spider-like appearance, parasitic on bats and bearing live young
A bat, especially a fruit bat.
A common American bat, Lasiurus borealis, which has reddish fur.
A baseball bat.
A bat held loosely so that the ball falls to the ground immediately when struck
A bat with a long snout and large eyes, feeding chiefly on fruit or nectar and found mainly in the Old World tropics
Any of a number of bats with mainly white or grey fur, in particular:
Either of two South-East Asian bats constituting the genus Cheiromeles (family Molossidae), with thick skin and very little hair; also called hairless bat.
Now Caribbean (Barbados and Guyana) a bat.
A bat with white fur found mainly in Central America
Travel widely, frequently, or casually
A religious initiation ceremony for a Jewish girl aged twelve years and one day, regarded as the age of religious maturity
A fish-eating bat that has long legs and very large feet with sharp claws, native to Central and South America
A heavily built, free-tailed bat with a broad muzzle, found mainly in America and Australasia
A small bat of India and South-East Asia, Kerivoula picta (family Vespertilionidae), having deep orange or scarlet fur and fingers, and black wing membranes.
Any of three large-eared bats of the New World genus Antrozous (family Vespertilionidae), especially the pale yellowish-grey A. pallidus of western North America.
A bat of the type used in baseball to hit pitched balls, having a cylindrical head which tapers towards the handle.
Any of several bats collected or described by Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire; especially the notch-eared bat, Myotis emarginatus, of southern Europe, North Africa, and south-west Asia.
An almost hairless black free-tailed bat found in SE Asia
A tiny insectivorous bat with a piglike nose and no tail, native to Thailand. It is the smallest known bat
An insectivorous Old World bat with a horseshoe-shaped ridge on the nose
A bat with a leaflike appendage on the snout
A small blackish bat related to the noctule, found from Europe and North Africa to central Asia
An insectivorous bat with ears that are very long in proportion to the body
A light brown bat with a whitish underside, Myotis nattereri (family Vespertilionidae), native to Eurasia and North Africa.
An Old World bat with tubular nostrils
A small brown myotis bat native to Eurasia
A small brown myotis bat that typically flies low over water, found throughout Eurasia
A streamlined fast-flying insectivorous bat with a projecting tail, found in tropical and subtropical countries
Another term for myotis.
An insectivorous bat with a long mouselike tail, native to Africa and Asia and often found in man-made structures
Any of several Central and South American bats of the genus Pteronotus (family Mormoopidae), with stiff forward-pointing whiskers on the snout.
A small bat of southern Europe, North Africa, and south-west Asia, Myotis emarginatus (family Vespertilionidae), distinguished by a deep notch in the hind edge of the ear; also called Geoffroy's bat.
Be very successful; achieve perfection
A small fox found in southern and East Africa, with very large ears that are used to locate insect prey
A large bat, Eptesicus fuscus (family Vespertilionidae), which is one of the most common bats in North America, found from southern Canada to northern South America.
Defend the interests of; support
Having very bad eyesight
A variety of the white willow, Salix alba var. caerulea, frequently grown in Britain for its wood, which is used for making cricket bats.
At the very beginning
Discuss an idea or proposal casually or idly
Show (or showing) no reaction
A leaf-nosed bat of northern Australia, Rhinonycteris aurantius (family Hipposideridae), the male of which has bright orange fur.
Defend the interests of; support