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batfowl

[bat-foul] /ˈbætˌfaʊl/
verb (used without object)
1.
to catch birds at night by dazzling them with a light and then capturing them in a net.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English batfowlyn. See bat2, fowl (v.)
Related forms
batfowler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bat fowl

batfowl

/ˈbætˌfaʊl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to catch birds by temporarily blinding them with light
Derived Forms
batfowler, noun
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