(1)   An assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
(2)   The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
"They laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"
"The shelling went on for hours without pausing"
(3)   A device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series
(4)   A series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores
(5)   A collection of related things intended for use together
"Took a battery of achievement tests"
(6)   A unit composed of the pitcher and catcher
(7)   Group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place


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  1. A device that produces electricity by a chemical reaction between two substances.
  2. The crime or tort of intentionally striking another person.
  3. A coordinated group of artillery.
  4. An array of similar things.
    Schoolchildren take a battery of standard tests to measure their progress.
  5. A set of small cages where hens are kept for the purpose of farming their eggs.
  6. The catcher and the pitcher together
  7. Two or more major pieces on the same rank, file, or diagonal