Battery

Definition of Battery

Bat´ter`y
n.1.The act of battering or beating.
2.(Law) The unlawful beating of another. It includes every willful, angry and violent, or negligent touching of another's person or clothes, or anything attached to his person or held by him.
3.(Mil.) Any place where cannon or mortars are mounted, for attack or defense.
Barbette battery
See Barbette.
Battery d'enfilade
one that sweeps the whole length of a line of troops or part of a work.
Battery en écharpe
one that plays obliquely.
Battery gun
a gun capable of firing a number of shots simultaneously or successively without stopping to load.
Battery wagon
a wagon employed to transport the tools and materials for repair of the carriages, etc., of the battery.
In battery
projecting, as a gun, into an embrasure or over a parapet in readiness for firing.
Masked battery
a battery artificially concealed until required to open upon the enemy.
Out of battery
withdrawn, as a gun, to a position for loading.
4.(Elec.) A number of coated jars (Leyden jars) so connected that they may be charged and discharged simultaneously.
5.A number of similar machines or devices in position; an apparatus consisting of a set of similar parts; as, a battery of boilers, of retorts, condensers, etc.
6.(Metallurgy) A series of stamps operated by one motive power, for crushing ores containing the precious metals.
7.The box in which the stamps for crushing ore play up and down.
8.(Baseball) The pitcher and catcher together.

Related Words

KP, Leyden jar, accumulator, amateur athlete, archer, army, army group, array, artillery, athlete, atomic battery, ballplayer, baseballer, baseman, bastinado, basting, batch, battalion, batter, battle group, beating, bells, belting, block, blocking back, body, bones, bowman, brigade, buffeting, bunch, bundle, cadre, caning, cannon, cannonry, castanets, catcher, celesta, cell, center, chime, chimes, clappers, clot, clubbing, clump, cluster, coach, coast artillery, cohort, column, combat command, combat team, company, competitor, corporal punishment, corps, cowhiding, crash cymbal, cricketer, cudgeling, cymbals, defensive lineman, detachment, detail, division, drubbing, dry cell, electronic battery, end, field army, field artillery, field train, file, finger cymbals, flagellation, flailing, flak, flogging, flying column, footballer, fuel cell, fustigation, gamelan, games-player, gamester, garrison, glockenspiel, gong, guard, handbells, heavy field artillery, horsewhipping, idiophone, infielder, jock, jumper, kit, kitchen police, lacing, lashing, legion, lineman, lot, lyra, maniple, maraca, marimba, metallophone, offensive lineman, orchestral bells, ordnance, organization, outfield, outfielder, outfit, pack, percussion, percussion instrument, percussions, percussive, phalanx, pistol-whipping, platoon, player, poloist, posse, professional athlete, pugilist, quarterback, racer, rank, rattle, rattlebones, rawhiding, regiment, scourging, section, set, siege artillery, siege engine, sizzler, skater, snappers, solar battery, spanking, sport, sportsman, squad, squadron, storage battery, storage cell, strapping, stripes, suit, suite, swingeing, switching, tackle, tactical unit, tailback, tam-tam, task force, thrashing, tintinnabula, tonitruone, toxophilite, train, trench artillery, triangle, trouncing, truncheoning, tubular bells, unit, vibes, vibraphone, wet cell, whipping, wing, wingback, wrestler, xylophone
Word:

Browse

bats
Batsman
Batta
Battable
Battailant
Battailous
Battalia
Battalion
Battel
Batteler
Batten
Batten door
Battening
Batter
Batter rule
battered
Batterer
battering
Battering train
Battering-ram
-Battery-
Battery d'enfilade
Battery en echarpe
Battery gun
Battery wagon
Batting
batting machine
Battle
Battle piece
Battle range
Battle royal
Battle-ax
battle-hardened
Battled
battledoor
battledore
battlefield
battlefront
battleground
Battlement
Battlemented
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy