dry cell

noun

Definition of dry cell 

: a voltaic cell whose contents are not spillable

called also dry battery

First Known Use of dry cell

1893, in the meaning defined above

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dry cell

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dry cell

: a sealed container that holds chemicals which are used for producing electricity

dry cell

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Kids Definition of dry cell

: a small cell producing electricity by means of chemicals in a sealed container

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