Meaning of BEETLE in English



Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English betel, from Old English b ī etel; akin to Old English b ē atan to beat

Date: before 12th century

1 : a heavy wooden hammering or ramming instrument

2 : a wooden pestle or bat for domestic tasks

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.