Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mode of catching birds at night by holding a torch or other light, and beating the bushes or trees where they roost. The birds fly toward the light, and are caught with nets or otherwise.

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

  • noun A mode of catching birds at night, by holding a torch or other light, and beating the bush or perch where they roost. The birds, flying to the light, are caught with nets or otherwise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A method of catching birds at night, by holding a torch or other light, and beating the bush or perch where they roost so that the birds fly towards the light.

Etymologies

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bat +‎ fowling. Bat refers to the stick used for beating.

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