Batfowling Bat"fowl`ing, n. [From {Bat} a stick.] A mode of catching birds at night, by holding a torch or other light, and beating the bush or perch where they roost. The birds, flying to the light, are caught with nets or otherwise. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • batfowling — v. catch birds at night by temporarily blinding them with light …   English contemporary dictionary

  • batfowling — batˈfowling noun Catching birds at night by using lights to confuse them • • • Main Entry: ↑bat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Batfowler — Bat fowl er, n. One who practices or finds sport in batfowling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bird-batting — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun now dialect : batfowling …   Useful english dictionary

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