Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Grass and sprigs beaten or trampled down by a stag passing through them.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mark or track of a beast of the chase on the grass; foiling.

Etymologies

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From Old French abatture, abatre ("to knock down, to destroy"). See abate

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