- (n.) A short bat for beating clothes in washing them; -- called also batler, batling staff, batting staff.
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Definition of: BATTEL
- (a.) Fertile; fruitful; productive.
- (n.) A single combat; as, trial by battel. See Wager of battel, under Wager.
- (n.) Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; -- only in the pl., except when used adjectively.
- (v. i.) To be supplied with provisions from the buttery.
- (v. i.) To make fertile.
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- (a.) Fertile. See Battel, a.
- (v. t.) A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
- (v. t.) A struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life.
- (v. t.) A division of an army; a battalion.
- (v. t.) The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.
- (n.) To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
- (v. t.) To assail in battle; to fight.
- (n.) A small table or flat surface.
- (n.) A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint, draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an inscription or a picture.
- (n.) Hence, a small picture; a miniature.
- (n.) A kind of pocket memorandum book.
- (n.) A flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were formerly worn as a preservative against the plague.
- (n.) A solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed into little flat squares; -- called also lozenge, and troche, especially when of a round or rounded form.