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Etymology

From Middle French batterie, from Old French baterie, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] bauttere (beat).

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Noun

Singular
battery

Plural
batter

battery (batter)
  1. A device that produces electricity by a chemical reaction between two substances.
  2. (law) The crime or tort of intentionally striking another person.
  3. A coordinated group of artillery.
  4. An array of similar things.
    Schoolchildren take a battery of standard tests to measure their progress.
  5. A set of small cages where hens are kept for the purpose of farming their eggs.
  6. (baseball) The catcher and the pitcher together
  7. (chess) Two or more pieces on the same rank, file, or diagonal

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