[ 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.

Origin of batterie

From French, dating back to 1705–15; see origin at battery

Words Nearby batterie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use batterie in a sentence

  • The big cannons—la batterie triomphale—we see behind the moats are those captured in the Napolonic wars.

    Historic Paris | Jetta S. Wolff
  • How can public virtue keep its ground against such a rush of the raw material, covered by such a batterie de cuisine?

  • Quickly is their colossal batterie de cuisine placed on the fire; still more quickly is it emptied.

  • In the model kitchen is the exquisite range, with its polished batterie de cuisine.

    The Art of Entertaining | M. E. W. Sherwood
  • And yet, a housewife's batterie de cuisine was of the simplest.