eggbeater vs eggwhisk what difference

what is difference between eggbeater and eggwhisk


Alternative forms

  • egg beater


egg +‎ beater



eggbeater (plural eggbeaters)

  1. A kitchen utensil that uses rotating blades to beat eggs.
  2. (uncommon, possibly dated) A (wire) whisk.
    • 1919, Herald and Presbyter, page 30:
      With a wire eggbeater, lower the oysters into this three or four at a time.
    • 1920, William Hallock Park, Public Health and Hygiene: In Contributions by Eminent Authorities, page 57:
      Bleeding.—Bleeding for therapuetic sera are made with trocar and rubber tube into 2-liter Erlenmeyer flasks having a large flat wire eggbeater to support the clot. After the flask is about half-full, it is tilted on the side where the wire is inserted.
    • 1944, Popular Mechanics, page 118:
      Taking advantage of the fact that a wire eggbeater of the type shown [pictured: a flat whisk] is so easily fastened between a camera tilt-head and the tripod, one photographer used such a beater to steady his camera []
  3. A swimming stroke involving alternating kicks.
  4. (military, slang) A helicopter.
    • 2008, George Galdorisi, Thomas Phillips, Leave No Man Behind: The Saga of Combat Search and Rescue
      He scanned the horizon to the south, searching in vain for the eggbeater.
  5. (slang) An outboard motor.

Coordinate terms

  • (kitchen utensil): eggwhisk; see also beater, whisk




eggwhisk (plural eggwhisks)

  1. Alternative spelling of egg whisk.

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