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lead-acid accumulator

Definition:

a battery with lead electrodes with dilute sulfuric acid as the electrolyte; each cell generates about 2 volts

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

lead-acid accumulators

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

car battery

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Lead-acid battery | Lead-acid batteries

the oldest type of rechargeable battery. Despite having a very low energy-to-weight ratio and a low energy-to-volume ratio, their ability to supply high surge currents means that the cells maintain a relatively large power-to-weight ratio. These... (36 of 5712 words, 10 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Lead–acid battery

Columbia Encyclopedia:

battery, electric | electric battery | dry cell | batteries, electric | alkaline dry cell

device that converts chemical energy into electrical energy, consisting of a group of electric cells that are connected to act as a source of direct ... (25 of 1006 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0806492​.html

Collins Dictionary:

accumulator | battery [synonym, sense-specific] | storage battery [synonym, sense-specific]

a rechargeable device for storing electrical energy in the form of chemical energy, consisting of one or more separate secondary cells | [horse ... (22 of 472 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/accumulator

Wiktionary:

accumulator | accumulators [plural] | collector [synonym, sense-specific] | parlay [synonym, sense-specific] | share forward accumulator [synonym, sense-specific] | shock absorber [synonym, sense-specific]

One who, or that which, accumulates. | [British] A wet-cell storage battery. | [gambling] A collective bet on successive events, with both stake and winnings being carried forward to accumulate progressively. | [mechanics] A system of elastic springs... (35 of 152 words, 8 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/accumulator

Merriam-Webster:

storage battery | storage cell | secondary cell [storage battery]

a cell or connected group of cells that converts chemical energy into electrical energy by reversible chemical reactions and that may be recharged by ... (24 of 69 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/storage battery

Macmillan British Dictionary:

accumulator [countable, British] | accumulators [plural]

a type of bet in horse racing. Any money that you win is immediately used for a bet on another race. | [physics] a battery that can replace its own ... (29 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/accumulator

New World Dictionary:

storage battery

a battery of electrochemical cells (secondary cells) for generating electric current: the cells can be recharged by passing a current through them in ... (23 of 32 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/storage-battery

Oxford Dictionary:

storage battery | storage cell

a battery (or cell) used for storing electrical energy (9 of 31 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/storage-battery

American Heritage Dictionary:

storage battery [electricity] | secondary battery [synonym]

A group of reversible or rechargeable secondary cells acting as a unit. (12 of 20 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/storage-battery

Cambridge Dictionary:

accumulator [British] | storage battery [United States]

a battery that collects and stores electricity (7 of 18 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/accumulator

Random House Dictionary:

storage battery [electricity] | storage cell [sense-specific]

a voltaic battery consisting of two or more storage cells. | "storage cell" (12 of 18 words, 2 definitions)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/storage-battery

Encarta Dictionary:

storage battery | storage batteries [plural] | secondary battery [electrical engineering, United States]

a rechargeable battery consisting of one or more cells for producing electrical energy from stored chemical energy (17 of 30 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861715333​/definition​.html  [offline]

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