BAT'MAN, n. A weight used in Smyrna, of six okes, each of 400 drams; equal to 16 lbs.6 ox. 15 dr. English.
A weight used in Smyrna, of six okes, each of 400 drams; equal to 16 lbs. 6 oz. 15 dr. – English.
BA-TOON' or BAT'ON, n. [Fr. bâton, from baston. See Baste.] A staff or club; a marshal's staff; a truncheon; a badge of military honors. – Johnson.
- A weight used in the East, varying according to
the locality; in Turkey, the greater batman is about 157 pounds, the lesser
only a fourth of this; at Aleppo and Smyrna, the batman is 17 pounds.
- A man who has charge of a bathorse and his load.