To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows. To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse. To damage, as by heavy wear. To pound repeatedly with heavy blows. Printing A damaged area on the face of type or on a plate. Sports The player at bat in baseball and cricket. A liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, milk, and eggs, used in cooking. To coat in batter: battered the vegetables and then fried them. A slope, as of the outer face of a wall, that recedes from bottom to top. To construct so as to create an upwardly receding slope.