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Dictionary definition for: Battery

1. (n) group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place

2. (n) a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series

3. (n) a collection of related things intended for use together; "took a battery of achievement tests"

4. (n) a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher

5. (n) a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores

6. (n) the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops" "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"

7. (n) an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact

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