badger baiting

variants: or badger drawing

Definition of badger baiting

: the former sport of setting dogs to pull a badger from an artificially made hole or from a barrel or box

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First Known Use of badger baiting

1790, in the meaning defined above

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“Badger baiting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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