Beater

From Spanking Art
Beater, used by Samoan people for marking bark cloth (tapa).

The term beater generically refers to any implement or tool for beating. Typically they are made of a single piece of wood and have a handle and a flattened "business end". An example of a beater used in European culture (in the old days) is the laundry beater. The term "beater" is typically a makeshift word used when such an instrument has no other name.

Beaters designed for the administration of corporal punishment on a person's buttocks are usually not called "beater" but tapette, ferule, or paddle.

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