Definition of battery-operated in English:

battery-operated

(also battery-powered)

adjective

  • Powered by means of a battery.

    ‘emergency equipment such as battery-operated radios’
    • ‘A small battery-operated or crank radio is another must-have in your emergency kit.’
    • ‘She advises me to purchase a flashlight with batteries and a battery-operated radio.’
    • ‘For now, the robot is tethered to a power supply, but eventually it will be battery-operated and directed by remote control.’
    • ‘You can get a portable, battery-operated DVD player for as little as $200 - and take it on airplanes as well as in the car.’
    • ‘These battery-operated devices detect movements that can easily be used to trigger a camera.’
    • ‘Manufacturers can easily incorporate the chip into any portable, battery-operated gadget.’
    • ‘The glass and chrome scales are battery-operated and the weight comes up on a digital display.’
    • ‘The brush may be electric, battery-operated or manual.’
    • ‘Battery-operated radios and cassette players provide musical entertainment for many people.’
    • ‘The surgeon implants four electrodes in the brain, then runs a wire under the skin to a battery-operated generator in the chest.’
    • ‘The battery-operated device is housed in a waterproof enclosure, allowing disinfection after use.’
    • ‘Battery-operated, it is designed to repel slugs and snails, without harming them, by sending a low electrical current through a conductive tape.’
    • ‘Even the most basic of barbecues can be fitted with a small spit and battery-operated motor.’
    • ‘The two-hour secret operation involved having a small battery-operated pacemaker implanted to keep his heart beat regular.’
    • ‘In the latest crackdown on motorised and battery-operated scooters, Swindon police are taking a zero tolerance approach to people using the machines.’
    • ‘"Leave the watches, cell phones, and battery-operated gizmos at home," advises Greg.’
    • ‘The battery-operated units, though easy to install, often are not sophisticated enough to satisfy all your needs.’
    • ‘Customers can bring their battery-operated laptops and access the internet via high-frequency radio signals.’
    • ‘This annual event sees local school children assemble and race battery-operated kit cars.’
    • ‘Except for the jeeps, battery-operated vans and the tractor carrying workers from one place to the other, the zoo is deserted.’
    electric-powered, powered by electricity, electrically operated, electrically powered, mains-operated, battery-operated, electrically charged
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Pronunciation:

battery-operated

/ˌbadərēˈäpəˌrādəd/