One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘her car had a flat battery’
cell, accumulator, power unit
2‘anti-aircraft missile batteries’
gun emplacement, artillery unit
artillery, cannonry, ordnance, heavy weapons, heavy weaponry, guns, cannons
3‘a battery of equipment to monitor blood pressure’
array, set, bank, group, row, line, line-up, raft, collection, assortment
4‘the paediatrician ran a battery of tests’
series, sequence, range, set, cycle, chain, string, progression, succession
5‘I'll have the police on you for assault and battery’
violence, assault, mugging
grievous bodily harm, GBH, actual bodily harm, ABH
beating, striking, thumping, thrashing, bashing
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