batterie

noun
bat·​te·​rie | \ ˌba-tə-ˈrē How to pronounce batterie (audio) \

Definition of batterie

: a ballet movement consisting of beating together the feet or calves of the legs during a leap

First Known Use of batterie

1712, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for batterie

French, literally, beating — more at battery

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“Batterie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/batterie. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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