battery

Part of speech: noun

( 1) An earthwork enclosing cannon. ( 2) A company of artillerymen or their guns and other equipment.

Part of speech: noun

Elec. A group of cells, dynamos, etc.

Part of speech: noun

The unlawful use of force by one person upon another.

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Usage examples "battery":

  1. But Mrs. Yorke opened such a battery. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.
  2. I said it meant Fisher's battery hurrying to the front. - "The Cavalier", George Washington Cable.
  3. It wouldn'tdo to be pinched for assault and battery only a fortnight before election. - "The Mayor of Warwick", Herbert M. Hopkins.