bats bats  /ˈbæts/


  • (adj) informal or slang terms for mentally irregular



  1. Scientists have known for years that bats navigate by sonar.
  2. For people who live in temperate countries, vampire bats are colorful items for horror stories.
  3. Villages infested with vampire bats are one thing.


  1. Bats found during survey shouldn't hold up project

    Two northern long-eared bats were discovered near the multimillion-dollar Alice's Road project, but no Indiana bats were captured during the recent mist net survey, Central College biology professor said.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

  2. Hundreds of bats take over downtown Sacramento, CA

    Hundreds of bats poured from a small crack between two buildings in downtown Sacramento.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WSFA 12 Montgomery

  3. Bats 8, Bulls 5 | Neftali Soto's slam highlights Bats' 6-run 4th inning

    Neftali Soto's grand slam rallied the Bats to an 8-5 victory over the Durham Bulls on Tuesday night, giving Louisville a split of the four-game series and a 3-5 record on the homestand.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal


  1. "It's pretty obvious," Thomas said when asked if he thought saving money was a factor in his benching. "Sixty at-bats isn't enough time to make that decision. I'm angry. I know I can help this team. My career isn't going to end like this."
    on Apr 20, 2008 By: Frank Thomas Source: Toronto Star

  2. "This is like saying when somebody murders somebody with aa baseball bat and you say, 'We had a law against murder but we never mentioned baseball bats,'" said Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. "Murder is murder. Torture is...
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Forbes

  3. "I knew we'd get the bats going, but I never expected anything like this," Washington said. "When the faucet is on, you want it to stay on."
    on Aug 23, 2007 By: Ron Washington Source: Seattle Times

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