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batfowl

[bat-foul]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to catch birds at night by dazzling them with a light and then capturing them in a net.
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Origin of batfowl

1400–50; late Middle English batfowlyn. See bat2, fowl (v.)
Related formsbat·fowl·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for batfowl

batfowl

verb
  1. (intr) to catch birds by temporarily blinding them with light
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Derived Formsbatfowler, noun
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