Battery vs Bantery - What's the difference?

battery | bantery |


As a noun battery

is a coordinated group of electrochemical cells, each of which produces electricity by a chemical reaction between two substances ().

As an adjective bantery is

full of banter or good-humored raillery.

battery

Noun

(batteries)
  • A coordinated group of electrochemical cells, each of which produces electricity by a chemical reaction between two substances ().
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.}}
  • (legal) The crime or tort of intentionally striking another person.
  • A coordinated group of artillery.
  • An array of similar things.
  • Schoolchildren take a battery of standard tests to measure their progress.
  • A set of small cages where hens are kept for the purpose of farming their eggs.
  • (baseball) The catcher and the pitcher together
  • (chess) Two or more major pieces on the same rank, file, or diagonal
  • The state of a firearm when it is possible to be fired.
  • Derived terms

    * assault and battery * battery-backed * battery hen * battery-operated * battery power * battery-powered (-)

    See also

    * accumulator * assault * replacement battery

    bantery

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Full of banter or good-humored raillery.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2006, date=August 18, author=Monica Kendrick, title=Older but Wilder, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=I could really only make a couple other complaints--I would've liked to hear more than just two songs ("Tango Till They're Sore" and "Tom Traubert's Blues") in Waits's bantery solo-piano style, and I wanted more of his monologues. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1914, author=Editor= R. Brimley Johnson, title=Famous Reviews, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=His voice clear, harmonious, and sonorous, had something of metallic in it, something almost plangent ... a strange, swift, sharp-sounding, fitful modulation, part of it pungent, quasi latrant'', other parts of it cooing, bantery , lovingly quizzical, which no charm of his fine ringing voice (''metallic tenor, of sweet tone), and of his vivacious rapid looks and pretty little attitudes and gestures, could altogether reconcile you to, but in which he persisted through good report and bad." }}

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