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batterie

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

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