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Definition of battery:

  1. A company or division of artillery, including the gunners, guns, horses, and all equipments. In the United States, a battery of flying artillery consists usually of six guns.
  2. A number of coated jars ( Leyden jars) so connected that they may be charged and discharged simultaneously.
  3. A number of similar machines or devices in position; an apparatus consisting of a set of similar parts; as, a battery of boilers, of retorts, condensers, etc.
  4. A series of stamps operated by one motive power, for crushing ores containing the precious metals.
  5. An apparatus for generating voltaic electricity.
  6. Any place where cannon or mortars are mounted, for attack or defense.
  7. The act of battering or beating.
  8. The box in which the stamps for crushing ore play up and down.
  9. The pitcher and catcher together.
  10. The unlawful beating of another. It includes every willful, angry and violent, or negligent touching of another's person or clothes, or anything attached to his person or held by him.
  11. Two or more pieces of artillery in the field.


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