batterie

[bat-uh-ree; French batuh-ree]
noun, plural batteries [bat-uh-reez; French batuh-ree] . 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 ).

Origin:
1705–15; < French; see battery

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