[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use batterie in a sentence

  • No doubt these very batteries are now getting back into concealed positions where our ships' guns will not be able to find them.

  • In a few minutes the native troops found themselves confronted by the 81st and the two batteries of artillery.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • Going back we had some long range shots with the 15-inch guns at batteries in rear of Achi Baba.

  • Our batteries last night did not fire a shot and the men had to drive back the enemy by rifle fire.

  • Lannes retreated slowly on Essling, his troops suffering severely from the re-formed Austrian batteries.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison