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eggbeater

[eg-bee-ter] /ˈɛgˌbi tər/
noun
1.
a small rotary beater for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc.
2.
Slang. a helicopter.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; egg1 + beater
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Examples for eggbeater
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for eggbeater

eggbeater

/ˈɛɡˌbiːtə/
noun
1.
Also called eggwhisk. a kitchen utensil for beating eggs, whipping cream, etc; whisk
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) an informal name for helicopter
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Slang definitions & phrases for eggbeater

eggbeater

noun
  1. An aircraft propeller (WWII Army Air Force)
  2. A helicopter •Now almost entirely superseded by chopper: The ''egg-beater'' took off for Inchon with its burden (1937+)
  3. An outboard motor; kicker: wouldn't be caught dead with an eggbeater on their boat (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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