Bateau bridge, a floating bridge supported by bateaux.

5. To deprive of. [Obs.]

When baseness is exalted, do not bate
The place its honor for the person's sake.

(Bate), v. i.

1. To remit or retrench a part; — with of.

Abate thy speed, and I will bate of mine.

2. To waste away. [Obs.] Shak.

(Bate) v. t. To attack; to bait. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Bate), imp. of Bite. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Bate), v. i. [F. battre des ailes to flutter. Cf. Bait to flutter.] To flutter as a hawk; to bait. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Bate), n. (Jewish Antiq.) See 2d Bath.

(Bate), n. [Cf. Sw. beta maceration, soaking, G. beize, and E. bite.] An alkaline solution consisting of the dung of certain animals; — employed in the preparation of hides; grainer. Knight.

(Bate), v. t. To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather.

(||Ba*teau") n.; pl. Bateaux [F. bateau, LL. batellus, fr. battus, batus, boat, which agrees with AS. bat boat: cf. W. bad boat. See Boat, n.] A boat; esp. a flat-bottomed, clumsy boat used on the Canadian lakes and rivers. [Written also, but less properly, batteau.]

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