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

  • n. A source of electricity consisting of a number of alternating disks of two different metals separated by acid-moistened pads, forming primary cells connected in series.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a kind of voltaic battery consisting of alternate disks of dissimilar metals, separated by moistened cloth or paper. See 5th Pile.

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

  • n. battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta


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