noun, plural bat·tues [ba-tooz, -tyooz; French ba-ty]. /bæˈtuz, -ˈtyuz; French baˈtü/. Chiefly British.
- the beating or driving of game from cover toward a stationary hunter.
- a hunt or hunting party using this method of securing game.
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How to use battue in a sentence
These birds are especially on the spot when the blacks set fire to the bush and organise a big battue.
My hosts had evidently had a recent battue, or fire hunt, for they had a most extraordinary stock of food.
We all now came together, exulting in the fine fortune we had met with, for we had made a regular battue of it.
I can promise you plenty of hunting adventures; and, when the proper season arrives, we shall have a grand battue of the beavers.
The lions were now caught and kept in cages, until they were turned out for a royal battue.Assyria, Its Princes, Priests and People|A. H. (Archibald Henry) Sayce
British Dictionary definitions for battue
- an organized shooting party using this method
- the game disturbed or shot by this method