storage battery

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  1. a voltaic battery consisting of two or more storage cells.

Origin of storage battery

First recorded in 1880–85

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

How to use storage battery in a sentence

  • Thanks to their high concentration of carbon fibers, they have the potential to function as storage batteries.

  • The Bell and Tainter machine was operated by a storage battery and this was an inconvenient and expensive form of power.

  • When a storage battery is recharged, the completion of the recharging is marked by the development of gas in the cell.

  • The Faure storage battery was a very important invention, but not nearly so important a one as was at first supposed.

    Invention | Bradley A. Fiske
  • The term "storage battery" is now infrequently used, and the name "secondary" battery is usually substituted.

    Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
  • Before having her drinks she is unelated and uninformed like a corpse coldly electrified by a storage battery.

    I, Mary MacLane | Mary MacLane

British Dictionary definitions for storage battery

storage battery

  1. another name (esp US) for accumulator (def. 1)

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