batfowl

verb
bat·​fowl | \ˈbat-ˌfau̇(-ə)l \
batfowled; batfowling; batfowls

Definition of batfowl 

intransitive verb

: to catch birds at night by blinding them with a light and knocking them down with a stick or netting them

First Known Use of batfowl

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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