to conquer upon or against; strike with consistent blows; lb violently, much like the fist, a hammer or bludgeon, a battering-ram, cannon-shot, etc.: as, to batter a door for admittance; to batter the walls of a city (with or without impact).
To bruise, break, or shatter by beating; injure the substance of by blows; pound out of kind or problem: since, to batter someone's countenance; a battered wall or tower; to batter type (this is certainly, bruise the face of it).
In forging, to distribute outwardly, as the ends of a metal bar or rod, by hammering; annoyed.
To act by beating or hitting; utilize duplicated blows; practise pounding: as, to batter away at a door; to batter upon a wall; battering cannon.
Specifically, to try to breach an enemy's functions by means of a battery attached in the third parallel. To batter in breach, a sufficient number of firearms ought to be employed to maintain a practically continuous fire, so as to stop the opponent from restoring the destruction, and have the collective result considering hefty shooting against one point. Breaching may also be accomplished by firing multiple or alternative volleys from a couple of batteries.
To incline from the perpendicular: said of a wall whose face recedes because it rises: opposed to overhang.
To paste collectively; cover with things pasted in: as, to batter the wall space with placards.