half-bat

See also: halfbat

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

half- +‎ bat

NounEdit

half-bat (plural half-bats)

  1. A hybrid of a bat and a creature that is not a bat.
  2. (construction) A bat (brick with one whole end) that is exactly half the length of the original brick.
    • 2006, J. C. Hodge, Malcolm Thorpe, Brickwork for Apprentices (page 97)
      To avoid excessive cutting, the bond is arranged as shown in the figure, i.e. two half-bats and a one-brick bonder placed alternately.
  3. (military) A half of a battalion.