bat·​te·​rie ˌba-tə-ˈrē How to pronounce batterie (audio)
: a ballet movement consisting of beating together the feet or calves of the legs during a leap

Examples of batterie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To cook along with Child in the 1960s and early 1970s, a cook had to invest in a batterie de cuisine and have hours of leisure time to take on a recipe for gâteau Reine de Saba. Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2020 His batterie de cuisine — a portable burner and his pajamas — are relatable, especially now. Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2020

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Word History


French, literally, beating — more at battery

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of batterie was in 1712

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“Batterie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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