- /streɪt ˈbæt/ (say strayt 'bat)
1. a bat held in a defensive position vertical to the ground.
2. a bat moving in a curve vertical to the ground as for a drive.
3. play (with) a straight bat, Colloquial to act honestly, straightforwardly.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
Look at other dictionaries:
Straight Bat — in Cricket (sport) is the position of the bat, after it is driven and when the bat is perpendicular to the ground at the point of impact with the ball so that the batsmen can play the ball along the ground. The upper hand is used to achieve… … Wikipedia
straight bat — noun the bat when held vertically, or when swung through a vertical arc … Wiktionary
play a straight bat — 1. to avoid answering someone s questions or giving them the information they want. When asked about the affair, he plays a straight bat. 2. someone who plays a straight bat is honest and has traditional ideas and beliefs. Wilf has played a… … New idioms dictionary
keep a straight bat — (figurative) To behave honourably • • • Main Entry: ↑straight … Useful english dictionary
bat\ an\ eye — • bat an eyelash • bat an eye • without batting an eye • without batting an eyelash v. phr. informal To show surprise, fear, or interest; show your feelings. Used in negative sentences. When I told him the price of the car he never batted an eye … Словарь американских идиом
bat\ an\ eyelash — • bat an eyelash • bat an eye • without batting an eye • without batting an eyelash v. phr. informal To show surprise, fear, or interest; show your feelings. Used in negative sentences. When I told him the price of the car he never batted an eye … Словарь американских идиом
bat — bat1 /bat/, n., v., batted, batting. n. 1. Sports. a. the wooden club used in certain games, as baseball and cricket, to strike the ball. b. a racket, esp. one used in badminton or table tennis. c. a whip used by a jockey. d. the act of using a… … Universalium
Bat (goddess) — In early Egyptian mythology, Bat was the deification of the cosmos and the Milky Way. The ancient Egyptians were cattle herders dating back to at least 8000 BC, into the Late Paleolithic. In early times the Milky Way was considered a pool of cow… … Wikipedia
straight — /streɪt / (say strayt) adjective 1. without a bend, crook, or curve; not curved; direct: a straight path. 2. flat; horizontal. 3. Cricket a. (of a bat) held perpendicular to the ground. b. (of a stroke) playing the ball down the wicket past the… … Australian English dictionary
Bat out of Hell (song) — Infobox Single Name = Bat out of Hell Artist = Meat Loaf from Album = Bat out of Hell Released = 1979 Format = [Recorded =] Genre = Wagnerian rock Length = 9:51 (album version) 9:54 (edit) Label = Epic Records Writer = Jim Steinman Producer =… … Wikipedia