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.
Examples from the Web for battue
This battue cost the lives183 of a great number of beaters, who succumbed to the fatigue of the operations.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay|Lord Eversley
The battue and the banquet were over; the ladies had withdrawn; and the butler placed fresh claret on the table.Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli
The people wage more or less unsuccessful war upon them and at times they organize a sort of battue.A Wayfarer in China|Elizabeth Kendall
The battue is not so welcome to the sportsman as the chase of the forester.
In a battue of this description a whole neighbourhood joins.
British Dictionary definitions for battue
- an organized shooting party using this method
- the game disturbed or shot by this method