Definition of Batfowl

1. Verb. Catch birds by temporarily blinding them.

Category relationships: Hunt, Hunting
Generic synonyms: Capture, Catch



Definition of Batfowl

1. to catch birds at night [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Batfowl

bateau
bateau bridge
bateaux
bated
bateful
bateless
bateleur
bateleurs
batement
batements
bates
batfaced
batfish
batfishes
batfowl (current term)
batfowled
batfowler
batfowlers
batfowling
batfowls
batful
batgirl
batgirls
bath
bath-brush
bath-brushes
bath asparagus
bath bomb
bath bombs

Literary usage of Batfowl

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1. An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes by John Bellender Ker (1837)
"And is not our to batfowl, in the sense of to catch [ensnare] birds by beating the bushes, and so to disturb them in order to profit by so doing, ..."

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