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batter

[′bad·ər]
(civil engineering)
A uniformly steep slope in a retaining wall or pier; inclination is expressed as 1 foot horizontally per vertical unit (in feet).

Batter

A wall that gently slopes inward toward the top.

batter

To incline from the vertical. A wall is said to batter when it recedes as it rises.
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One way to examine the effect of the hitting background would be to compare the performance of road team batters in the first game of each series to the later games in the series.
John Attwood, defending, said Batters, a school caretaker for 15 years, kept the weapons for self defence because he was worried about his personal safety.
The fat content of Hoki pieces in the old English beer batter was nearly 40 percent lower than on fillets fried with commercial batter under identical conditions, the researchers found.
Currently, wheat flour holds sway as the chief ingredient in commercial batter products.
Even last April, that only happened about one out of every 30 times a batter came to the plate.
Researchers found that adding a high water-absorbing fiber just to the batter statistically reduced the product's oil content.
After that rough-and-tumble first inning, when four of the first five Dodgers batters reached base against him, he gave up just two more hits and didn't allow another run.
Yet most batters claim the explosive riser can be thrown by pitchers with an overhand or three-quarter delivery.
Since the batters are constantly trying to hit you, do not contribute to their effort with bad pitches.
The batter, who was thinking gravity would pull me down low, swung low and missed.
It is interesting to note that their batters are supplied in bakeable, quick- setting and high lift varieties.
Sorrent, a leading mobile entertainment creator and publisher, and FOX Sports Interactive Media, a leader in interactive sports programming and content, today announced the launch of two new mobile game titles, Batter Up