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battery

  

      n   pl   , -teries  
1   
a    two or more primary cells connected together, usually in series, to provide a source of electric current  
b       short for       dry battery  
2       another name for       accumulator       1  
3    a number of similar things occurring together  
a battery of questions     
4      (Criminal law)   unlawful beating or wounding of a person or mere touching in a hostile or offensive manner  
   See also       assault and battery  
5    a fortified structure on which artillery is mounted  
6    a group of guns, missile launchers, searchlights, or torpedo tubes of similar type or size operated as a single entity  
7    a small tactical unit of artillery usually consisting of two or more troops, each of two, three or four guns  
8      (Chiefly Brit)  
a    a large group of cages for intensive rearing of poultry  
b    (as modifier)  
battery hens     
9      (Psychol)   a series of tests  
10      (Chess)   two men of the same colour placed so that one can unmask an attack by the other by moving  
11    the percussion section in an orchestra  
12      (Baseball)   the pitcher and the catcher considered together  
     (C16: from Old French batterie beating, from battre to beat, from Latin battuere)  


assault and battery  
      n     (Criminal law)   a threat of attack to another person followed by actual attack, which need amount only to touching with hostile intent  
dry battery  
      n   an electric battery consisting of two or more dry cells  
field battery  
      n   a small unit of usually four field guns  
storage battery  
      n      another name (esp. U.S.) for       accumulator       1  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
coupleur de batterie
exp.
acronym of Frequently Asqued Questions.
n.
a player who asks too many funny questions that can be related as being stupid
Origin of the word is a "newbie" that can be shortened as a Newb

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