bat fowl


verb (used without object)
to catch birds at night by dazzling them with a light and then capturing them in a net.

1400–50; late Middle English batfowlyn. See bat2, fowl (v.)

batfowler, noun Unabridged
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batfowl (ˈbætˌfaʊl)
(intr) to catch birds by temporarily blinding them with light

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