Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

Etymologies

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

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