- noun a type of battery consisting of lead and lead-oxide plates, surrounded by a sulfuric acid electrolyte
- A storage battery in which the cathode is lead plated with an oxide, such as lead oxide, the anode is lead, and the electrolyte is dilute sulfuric acid. Each cell produces about 2.1 volts, and a typical car battery, for instance, has 6 such cells for a total output of about 12.6 volts. Also called lead storage battery, or lead battery.
- synonym lead storage battery
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