Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A voltage-generating cell having an electrolyte in the form of moist paste.

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  • n. Any electrochemical cell whose electrolyte is a solid or stiff paste

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small Leclanche cell containing no free liquid; the electrolyte is a paste and the negative zinc pole forms the container of the cell; used in flashlights, portable radios, etc.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

So called because its contents cannot spill.

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