|1.||any large fruit bat, esp any of the genus Pteropus of tropical Africa and Asia: family Pteropodidae|
|2.||(Austral), (NZ) a cable mechanism used for transportation across a river, gorge, etc|
|3.||a cable mechanism ridden for fun at an adventure playground, etc|
any of about 65 bat species found on tropical islands from Madagascar to Australia and Indonesia and mainland Asia. They are the largest bats; some attain a wingspan of 1.5 m (5 feet), with a head and body length of about 40 cm (16 inches)
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