BAT'TER, v.t. [L. batuo, to beat. See Beat.]1. To beat with successive blows; to beat with violence, so as to bruise, shake, or demolish;, as, to batter a wall.2. To wear or impair with beating; as a battered pavement; a battered jade.3. To attack with a battering ram.4. To attack with heavy artillery, for the purpose of making a breach in a wall or rampart.
BAT'TER, v.i. To swell, bulge or stand out, as a timber or side of a wall from its foundation.
BAT'TER, n. [from beat or batter.] A mixture of several ingredients, as flour, eggs, salt, &c., beaten together with some liquor, used in cookery.