Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BETTLE, n. A stroke, a blow.
Abd.(D) 1805 J. Skinner Christmas Ba'ing (Jam.):
A chiel came wi' a feugh, Box'd him on the a — e with a bald bettle, Till a' the hindlings leugh At him that day.
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