In the “battery” the instruments of prime importance are the tympani.
For an instant Clif thought of charging the battery—with four men.
At Burkersdorf Frederick placed 45 howitzers in one battery.
He has to mask this battery, however, because he dare not openly put it forward.
Took the six pieces and caissons, leaving the battery wagon and forge.
Your company was pinned down on a knoll by a battery of field artillery.
Nasmyth beckoned to Laura and moved forward with Gordon, and Wheeler, who carried the battery.
"Be off, and play at duty," and he bundled them into the battery.
The remaining transmitting apparatus consists of the battery D2 and the usual wireless apparatus.
The other set in the black pockets is connected with another button and the battery.
battery 1530s, "action of battering," from M.Fr. batterie, from O.Fr. baterie (12c.) "beating, thrashing, assault," from batre "beat," from L. bauttere "beat" (see batter (v.)). Meaning shifted in M.Fr. from "bombardment" ("heavy blows" upon city walls or fortresses) to "unit of artillery" (a sense recorded in English from 1550s). Extension to "electrical cell" (1748, first used by Ben Franklin) is perhaps via notion of "discharges" of electricity. In obsolete baseball jargon battery was the word for "pitcher and catcher" considered as a unit (1867).