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'bat' - used as a noun
1. nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
2. (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
he was at bat when it happened
he got four hits in four at-bats
3. a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
4. the club used in playing cricket
a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting
5. a club used for hitting a ball in various games

'bat' - used as a verb
6. strike with, or as if with a baseball bat
bat the ball
7. wink briefly
bat one's eyelids
8. have a turn at bat
Jones bats first, followed by Martinez
9. use a bat
Who's batting?
10. beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

derived forms
1. Bat / Plural
bats
2. Bat / Past
batted
3. Bat / Third Person
bats
4. Bat / Present Participle
batting
Variations of 'bat'
 
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The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.