BAT-FOWL

batfowl

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

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

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

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