batfowl

verb
bat·​fowl | \ ˈbat-ˌfau̇(-ə)l How to pronounce batfowl (audio) \
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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“Batfowl.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/batfowl. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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