battner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

So called because beef is apt to batten or fatten those that eat it.

Noun[edit]

battner ‎(plural battners)

  1. (vulgar, obsolete) An ox.
    • The cove has hushed the battner; i.e. has killed the ox.

References[edit]

  • Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.