battery

bat•ter•y
[[t]ˈbæt ə ri[/t]] n. pl. -ter•ies
1) elm
a) a combination of two or more cells connected to produce electric energy
b) cell 5)
2) mil
a) two or more pieces of artillery used for combined action
b) mil a tactical unit of artillery, usu. comprising six guns and the personnel and equipment to operate them
3) mil
a) (on a warship) a group of guns having the same caliber or used for the same purpose
b) the whole armament of a warship
4) any group or series of similar or related things, esp. things used for a common purpose:
a battery of tests[/ex]
5) law Law. an unlawful attack upon another person, esp. by beating or wounding
6) spo a baseball pitcher and catcher considered as a unit
7) the act of beating or battering
8) an instrument used in battering
Etymology: 1525–35; < MF batterie, der. of battre to beat

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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