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

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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, "As the restaurant industry suffers, the James Beard Foundation scraps its prestigious awards until 2022," 8 Sep. 2020 His batterie de cuisine — a portable burner and his pajamas — are relatable, especially now. Los Angeles Times, "How Newton Nguyen is inspiring a young generation of home chefs," 7 May 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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