Bat·tel n. Old Eng. Law A single combat; as, trial by battel. See Wager of battel, under Wager.
Bat·tel, n. Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; -- only in the pl., except when used adjectively. [Univ. of Oxford, Eng.]
Bat·tel, v. i. To be supplied with provisions from the buttery. [Univ. of Oxford, Eng.]
Bat·tel, v. t. To make fertile. [Obs.] “To battel barren land.”
Bat·tel, a. Fertile; fruitful; productive. [Obs.]
A battel soil for grain, for pasture good. --Fairfax.