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A Quidditch player who protects other players from Bludgers while attempting to hit the Bludgers toward opposing players using a small bat.

Two Beater moves in the modern Quidditch game are the Bludger Backbeat, where the Beater uses a difficult backhand swing, and the Dopplebeater Defence, where two Beaters combine for extra power (QA10). The Braga Broomfleet team from Portugal have pioneered a Beater-marking system (QA8).

A foul frequently committed by Beaters is bumphing, where a Bludger is hit into the crowd, causing a halt to the game while officials ensure public safety (QA6).

Some famous Beaters include:

Notes and interesting facts:

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