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[bat-uh-ree; French batuh-ree]
noun, plural bat·te·ries [bat-uh-reez; French batuh-ree] /ˈbæt ə riz; French batəˈri/. Ballet.
  1. a beating together of the calves or feet during a leap.
  2. (in tap dancing) a rapid succession of taps, often compared to drumming or to machine-gun fire.
  3. battery(def 11).
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Origin of batterie

From French, dating back to 1705–15; see origin at battery
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Examples from the Web for batterie

Historical Examples

  • And yet, a housewife's batterie de cuisine was of the simplest.

    The Mother of Washington and Her Times

    Sara Agnes Rice Pryor

  • How can public virtue keep its ground against such a rush of the raw material, covered by such a "batterie de cuisine?"

  • You would have imagined they had been born scullions, they handled the batterie de cuisine so naturally.

    Devereux, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • We had two fourgons to hold the batterie de cuisine and our six beds, which had to be unpacked and made up every night.

    Seeing and Hearing

    George W. E. Russell

  • Your friend Benoit has already sent his batterie de cuisine, and a quantity of preserved provisions.