browse search

Dictionary Suite
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
battery a device that generates electricity by means of chemical reactions. [5 definitions]
batting the action of using a bat in a game of baseball or cricket. [2 definitions]
batting average a measure of a baseball player's batting ability computed by dividing the total number of base hits by the number of official times at bat. [2 definitions]
battle a hostile and violent meeting between two opposing sides; fight. [5 definitions]
battle-ax a wide-bladed, heavy ax used in former times as a weapon.
battle cruiser a warship of great speed and firepower, with lighter armor than that of a battleship.
battle cry a shout or cry of determination or enthusiasm given by troops in battle. [2 definitions]
battledore an Asian predecessor of badminton, played with a wooden paddle and a shuttlecock. [2 definitions]
battle fatigue severe mental distress or disorder resulting from combat in war; combat fatigue. (See shell shock.)
battlefield the area in which a battle takes place.
battlefront the area where opposing combatants clash.
battleground a battlefield.
battlement (often pl.) a parapet or defensive wall lining the top of a fortification, with indentations at regular intervals.
battle royal a fight in which several or many participate. [3 definitions]
battleship one in a category of large, heavily armored military ships.
battle station the place to which military personnel or craft are to report in case of attack or emergency.
battle wagon (informal) a battleship.
batty (slang) eccentric or crazy.
batwing resembling the wing or wings of a bat.
bauble a showy or gaudy trinket or ornament of little value.
baulk variant of balk.