Battler
Batteler Bat"tel*er, Battler Bat"tler, n. [See 2d {Battel}, n.] A student at Oxford who is supplied with provisions from the buttery; formerly, one who paid for nothing but what he called for, answering nearly to a {sizar} at Cambridge. --Wright. [1913 Webster]

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