Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1.1batidor masculinebatidora feminine
1.2carpet beatersacudidor masculine
2(in hunting)batidor masculinebatidora feminine
- As employing beaters for driven shoots is expensive, there has been a big rise in ‘walked-up’ shoots, when a small group of gunmen walk across land and drive their own birds up into the air.
- A detachment of young peasants had been designated as beaters.
- Professional beaters will be called in by Bradford Council to drive birds on to privately-owned adjoining moors where grouse shoots still take place.
- On Saturday afternoon Mr Seymour & I did some shooting - rabbits & grouse with the girls as beaters.
- His failing powers were shown up when he had to give up shooting after he accidentally peppered one of the beaters.
- Saboteurs are not unknown, with the result that most keepers take great care when hiring beaters.
- There would be beaters for the season and people to cook meals and run the lodge for the shooting parties.
- We used to pay beaters, most of whom were miners, 7s 6d a day and give them each a bottle of beer.
- As the beaters come within range and the sky darkens, a whistle indicates that the day is over - and when we assemble back at the road, I am astonished.
- Acting as the beaters, the infantry platoon is to clear the woods for the enemy eyes forward.
- Local children skipped school so they could be beaters at a local pheasant shoot, to the headteacher's annoyance.