Meaning of BEETLE in English
n. & v.
n. 1 a tool with a heavy head and a handle, used for ramming, crushing, driving wedges, etc. 2 a machine used for heightening the lustre of cloth by pressure from rollers.
v.tr. 1 ram, crush, drive, etc., with a beetle. 2 finish (cloth) with a beetle.
[ OE betel f. Gmc ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012