Batfowling

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Batfowling 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n batfowling A mode of catching birds at night by holding a torch or other light, and beating the bushes or trees where they roost. The birds fly toward the light, and are caught with nets or otherwise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Batfowling bat′fowl-ing the catching birds at night when at roost.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Bat a stick
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Bat, club, and Fowl.