Definition of batfowl in English:

batfowl

Syllabification: bat·fowl
Pronunciation: /ˈbatfoul
 
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verb

[no object]
Catch birds at night by dazing them with a light and knocking them down or netting them.
More example sentences
  • A rare nocturnal sport, batfowling consisted of going into a forest or shrub-laden area and beating birds senseless with a bat.
  • But people unfamiliar with batfowling sometimes assumed you were supposed to beat the bush itself - which completely missed the point!
  • So far as I know, batfowling was never an American sport.

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