Pronunciation: (bat'u-rē; Fr. batu-rē'), [key]
—pl. bat•te•riesPronunciation: (bat'u-rēz; Fr. batu-rē'). [key] Ballet.
1. a beating together of the calves or feet during a leap.
2. (in tap dancing) a rapid succession of taps, often compared to drumming or to machine-gun fire.
3. battery (def. 11).
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