[bat-uh-ree; French batuh-ree]

(In) Battery - A condition of a firearm where it is loaded, with the action closed, cocked and (with the possible exception of an engaged safety catch) ready to fire.


  1. Two or more pieces of artillery used for combined action.
  2. A tactical unit of artillery, usually consisting of six guns together with the artillerymen, equipment, etc., required to operate them.
  3. A parapet or fortification equipped with artillery.