Pronunciation: (bat'l), [key]
— n., v., -teled, -tel•ing.
- an account with or terminal bill from a college of Oxford University for board, kitchen, and buttery expenses.
- expenses, bills, and accounts of a student at Oxford, including those for clothing, books, and personal expenses as well as for tuition, lodging, and food.
- to have an account with or to be supplied with food and drink from a college kitchen or buttery at Oxford University.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.