One of the Chiroptera, an order of flying mammals, in which the wings are formed by a membrane stretched between the elongated fingers, legs, and tail. The common bats are small and insectivorous. See Chiroptera and Vampire.
the only mammal that can fly, known for its use of echolocation to move and hunt in the dark.
nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
In the North Country, any of the nocturnal flying mammals of the family Vespertilionidæ (the Plainnose Bats). Represented here by six species, the Big Brown ( Eptesicus fuscus), Silver Hair ( Lasionycteris noctivagans), Red ( Lasiurus borealis), Hoary ( Lasiurus cinereus), Eastern Long Ear ( Myotis keenii), and the Little Brown ( Myotis lucifugus). Papakwândji in the Ojibwe.
1) a three-foot long piece of hardwood used by locals to smash windows of caver's cars blocking gates; 2) a highly intelligent three-ounce protected mammal which cavers generally blame for closing caves. Locals generally blame bats for holding up land development. Bats are suddenly tolerated by cavers if the cave is threatened to be quarried away.
Seen only in the bat's wings given to the Devil, a symbol of the subterranean dwelling of the Devil and the underworld, hidden and repressed desires, and our shadow selves.