a set of symptoms and injuries exhibited by a child who has been mentally and/or physically abused by a parent, guardian, or child-care provider
battering parent syndrome bat·ter·ing parent syndrome (bāt’ər-ĭng)
A group of signs and symptoms characterizing a psychological disorder in a child’s parent or other custodian, resulting in a tendency or disposition to abuse the child. Elements contributory to this syndrome include a history of abuse upon the parent or other custodian during childhood and stress.
- Battering ram
an ancient military device with a heavy horizontal ram for battering down walls, gates, etc. any of various similar devices, usually machine-powered, used in demolition, by police and firefighters to force entrance to a building, etc. Contemporary Examples But, also, such pulse-pounding adventure is a battering ram against the central bulwark of a civilized society. […]
Electricity. Also called galvanic battery, voltaic battery. a combination of two or more cell electrically connected to work together to produce electric energy. cell1 (def 7a). any large group or series of related things: a battery of questions. Military. two or more pieces of artillery used for combined action. a tactical unit of artillery, usually […]
- Battery acid
battery acid noun phrase Coffee (WWII armed forces) Historical Examples The torso was crushed and the power circuits shorted, battery acid was dripping from an ugly rent in the side. The Velvet Glove Harry Harrison
- Battery eliminator
eliminator (def 2).