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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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He gave up 3 hits, 2 runs, walked 3 batters and struck out 12.
There have been six major league games (from 1945 to 2012) where batters reached first base by all seven Ways.
“The batter should mimic in his warm-up what he will do in the game - the same weight, the same motion."
Under the signed agreement, Rieber & Son will take over United Pancakesa[euro](tm) recently launched in Sweden and Norway Pancakes&friends trademark, as well as a European patent for manufacturing ready-made, chilled batter for pancakes and waffles.
Ulrick & Short's new clean label flour, Solartex, has been designed to provide food producers with a chemical and additive free coating system, which produces a beautiful light golden batter, at no additional cost.
Sweet pancakes with fruit such as blueberries through the batter are popular in the US.
Given that the rules of the game in both leagues are identical except for the use of the DH, MLB created ideal conditions for a natural experiment to examine the impact of the DH on hit batters in a controlled setting.
During the production process the blueberries we selected for their quality attributes--IQF frozen wild blueberries--tended to bleed, turning the batter a deep bluish gray.
After the case Batters had said: "I'm hoping to keep my job."
'I am obviously relieved and glad that common sense has prevailed,' said Mr Batters who has been married for 29 years and has worked at the school for the past two-and-a-half years.
A right-handed batter is given the take signal on a 3-0 count.
Baseball is played between two teams of nine players at any one time n Each team has nine innings each and they take turns batting and fielding n The fielding team's pitcher throws the ball for the batter to try and hit.