Definitions for "Bat"
Cuba; Instrument; Percussion; Drum. Sacred, two-headed drums. Especially used in Cuba. They come from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. (uw) More info at the Ebo Okokán pages.
Set of three double-headed drums of Yoruba origin: Iya (Mother) is the largest; Itotele (messenger) is the second largest, and Okonkolo (child) is the smallest. The calls of the Iya are answered by the other two drums in the conversacion or dialogue of the ritual. The Iya also marks the viros or changes in rhythmic pattern.
The batá drums are the sacred hourglass-shaped drums used in the santería religious ceremonies. There are three types: the okónkolo or omelé the smallest; the itótele which is medium sized; and iyá the biggest and therefore leading drum. They are formed by two membranes and are played on both ends, with bare hands. The word batá means drum in yoruba.
Keywords:  ippc, bref, pollution, best, technique
See Best Available Techniques
Best Available Techniques. The EU Directive (96/61 EC) on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) allows local authorities to grant environmental permits to process industries, including new and existing petrochemical and chemical installations. The final permit sets Emission Limit Values (ELVs) that are defined on the basis of the Best Available Techniques (BAT). These BATs are a reference point against which to judge the current performance of an existing installation or to judge a proposal for a new installation. They result from an exchange of information between the European Commission, member states, industry and NGOs. More...
Best Available Techniques. BAT Standards are used to judge the performance of industrial processes and to provide a target for improvement plans. They are gathered in a BAT Reference Document ( BREF).
Keywords:  baseball, willow, cricket, hit, club
A large stick; a club; specifically, a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the other, used in playing baseball, cricket, etc.
To strike or hit with a bat or a pole; to cudgel; to beat.
To use a bat, as in a game of baseball; when used with a numerical postmodifier it indicates a baseball player's performance (as a decimal) at bat; as, he batted .270 in 1993 (i.e. he got safe hits in 27 percent of his official turns at bat).
One of the Chiroptera, an order of flying mammals, in which the wings are formed by a membrane stretched between the elongated fingers, legs, and tail. The common bats are small and insectivorous. See Chiroptera and Vampire.
the only mammal that can fly, known for its use of echolocation to move and hunt in the dark.
nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
Keywords:  plaster, slab, clay, wheel, upsde
Many people in Europe use the term 'bat' to refer to kiln shelves (i.e. UK). Thus 'bat wash' is kiln wash. However in North America, 'bat' most often refers to wood, plastic, or plaster disks which are used on the potters wheel. A bat is held in place by pins, an interlocking arrangement, or glued on by slip. Ware can then be thrown on the bat and the whole thing removed to make another piece.
A flat disc made out of plaster, wood, or plastic which is affixed to the wheel head with clay or pins. Bats are used to throw pieces on that would be difficult to lift off the wheel head.
A plaster disk or slab for clay work.
In badminton, tennis, and similar games, a racket.
a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
A common name for the racket.
Batch file format. Files with this extension contain messages to your computer on how to run specified programs within it.
Batch DOS and OS/2
A file with this extension is most likely a batch file for either CP/M or MS-DOS and is not likely to work on a different platform than the one for which it was originally written. It should be simple ASCII however, so it might be possible to figure out what it is supposed to do and write a new script to do the same.
A part of a brick with one whole end; a brickbat.
a sun-dried brick
Usually half the normal length of a common brick.
Keywords:  wink, eyelids, one
To wink.
wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids"
In Chinese art, the bat is a symbol of happiness and longevity, and the word for happiness, is pronounced the same way as the word for bat. According to legend, bats were able to live for a thousand years; silver in color, legend held that they fed on stalactites and that, if consumed by humans, they would increase one's longevity. One bat symbolized happiness, two bats represented redoubled good fortune and five bats represented the Five Blessings (a long life, riches, health, love of virtue, and a natural death.)
Emblem of happiness. Usually painted red, the colour of joy. The Wu Fu, or five bats of happiness, stand for the five blessings: old age, wealth, health, virtue and natural death.
Abbreviation for Bouquet Association Table. BAT is a part of the DVB-SI (Service Information) standard for broadcasting digital information about the services available in the TV network.
(Bouquet Association Table). DVB SI table that contains data on groups of services with common themes
Brown adipose tissue. Clumps of fat cells with rich blood supply and sympathetic innervation. Capable of generating heat rapidly; important in neonates for temperature control.
Brown Adipose Tissue. A type of specialized fat that is known to convert fat calories into heat.
US Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training
DOL, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
Keywords:  tical
Same as Tical, n., 1.
Keywords:  jollification, spree
A spree; a jollification.
rilliant nti-armor echnology. BAT is an artillery-delivered anti-armor submunition that uses acoustic and infrared sensors to detect targets.
B-mode acquisition and targeting; an ultrasound evaluation of the prostate localizing it prior to each and every RT therapy treatment; currently used in conjunction with IMRT and mechanically integrated into the treatment program
Keywords:  tirer, bon
Bon a tirer.
Keywords:  bada, trample, gaelic, norse, knead
a gust of wind. Probably Norse bad, from bada, v., to crush or trample down, knead, &c. See also however, gaelic, bád, s.f. wind.
not a typical embryo used in developmental studies, but first alphabetically and an alternative mammalian model. A recent paper has detailed the short-tailed fruit bat ( Carollia perspicillata) embryonic stages of development. Bovine
Keywords:  flutter, hawk
To bate or flutter, as a hawk.
Keywords:  android, trooper, cobra, joe, fictional
The Battle Android Trooper (BAT for short) is a fictional robot from the G.I. Joe universe. Created by the evil Cobra Organization, the BATs provide disposable brute strength to the Cobra army.
Keywords:  bituminous, shale
Shale or bituminous shale.
The SWOD MK 9 "Bat" was a radar-guided glide bomb that was built by the United States during World War II. It lacked any form of propulsion, but is still often, incorrectly, referred to as a missile.
Keywords:  reluctant, lazy, jockey, whip, punish
Artificial aid by which the rider may emphasize and back up the natural aids of seat and legs. Used to encourage reluctant or lazy horses to move forward. Sometimes used to punish. See also whip and crop.
A jockey's whip.
Language. Hindustani, used by Australians in Mesopotamia.
undescribed in Giant, it is obviously meant to be similar to the bats of earth.
Keywords:  swift, aboard, bursts, alert, telescope
Burst Alert Telescope. The gamma-ray detector aboard Swift. BAT will watch the sky for sudden bursts of gamma-rays.
Breath Alcohol Technician. A person who instructs and assists employees in the alcohol testing process and operates an evidential breath testing device.
Breathing Apparatus Tender
Keywords:  blunt, trauma, abdominal
B A T - blunt abdominal trauma.
Keywords:  stroke, pat, sharp, blow, light
A stroke; a sharp blow.
A stroke of work.
a light stroke, similar to pat
Keywords:  hitter, aluminium, grip, wider, abl
Instrument used by the hitter while batting. In the ABL bats made of aluminium or wood. The bat must be no longer than 42 inches and no wider then 2 3/4 inches. Players are allowed to cover the first 8 inches of the bat's handle so they can grip it better.
Keywords:  skip, hop
hop skip
Keywords:  chillum, cigarette, pipe, holder, tube
Can be used as a cigarette holder or as a small tube pipe (see CHILLUM).
Baggage, provisions, possessions
Keywords:  martinez, jones, turn, followed, first
have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"
Keywords:  daughters
Daughter. Usually seen as Bat', "daughters of-."
beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
This crystal signifies a new way of life. It will allow you to release old patterns at the deepest level. (8 sided face with 8 faces.)
Name given by the EC to the old Secretariats when the programme was managed outside of the Commission. (See also Secretariat)
Button actuated timer. See Extended button press.
A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
Keywords:  dreams, night, happens, heed, special
A bat means you should heed of what happens to you through the night. Take special interest in your dreams.
British American Tobacco. British American Tobacco is the world's most international tobacco group, with brands sold in 180 markets around the world.
Keywords:  fist, star, north
Fist of the North Star.
Keywords:  homosexual
a homosexual
Keywords:  attributes, basic, test
Basic Attributes Test
Keywords:  motion, speed, rate
Rate of motion; speed.
Keywords:  manner, health, condition, rate
Manner; rate; condition; state of health.
Keywords:  space
a "space".
Keywords:  who
use a bat; "Who's batting?"