a small rotary beater for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc.
Slang. a helicopter.

1820–30, Americanism; egg1 + beater Unabridged
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eggbeater (ˈɛɡˌbiːtə)
1.  Also called: eggwhisk a kitchen utensil for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc; whisk
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) an informal name for helicopter

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It's as if physicists were being asked to go bowling with tiddlywinks or to jump-start a car with an eggbeater.
Mix the crushed ice with the yogurt, juice and sweetener in a blender or with an eggbeater.
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