batfowl


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bat·fowl

 (băt′foul′)
intr.v. bat·fowled, bat·fowl·ing, bat·fowls
To catch roosting birds at night by blinding them with a light and then hitting or netting them.

batfowl

(ˈbætˌfaʊl)
vb
(Hunting) (intr) to catch birds by temporarily blinding them with light
ˈbatˌfowler n

bat•fowl

(ˈbætˌfaʊl)

v.i.
to catch birds at night by dazzling them with a light and then capturing them in a net.
[1400–50; late Middle English batfowlyn, perhaps bat1 + fowl (v.)]
bat′fowl`er, n.

batfowl


Past participle: batfowled
Gerund: batfowling

Imperative
batfowl
batfowl
Present
I batfowl
you batfowl
he/she/it batfowls
we batfowl
you batfowl
they batfowl
Preterite
I batfowled
you batfowled
he/she/it batfowled
we batfowled
you batfowled
they batfowled
Present Continuous
I am batfowling
you are batfowling
he/she/it is batfowling
we are batfowling
you are batfowling
they are batfowling
Present Perfect
I have batfowled
you have batfowled
he/she/it has batfowled
we have batfowled
you have batfowled
they have batfowled
Past Continuous
I was batfowling
you were batfowling
he/she/it was batfowling
we were batfowling
you were batfowling
they were batfowling
Past Perfect
I had batfowled
you had batfowled
he/she/it had batfowled
we had batfowled
you had batfowled
they had batfowled
Future
I will batfowl
you will batfowl
he/she/it will batfowl
we will batfowl
you will batfowl
they will batfowl
Future Perfect
I will have batfowled
you will have batfowled
he/she/it will have batfowled
we will have batfowled
you will have batfowled
they will have batfowled
Future Continuous
I will be batfowling
you will be batfowling
he/she/it will be batfowling
we will be batfowling
you will be batfowling
they will be batfowling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been batfowling
you have been batfowling
he/she/it has been batfowling
we have been batfowling
you have been batfowling
they have been batfowling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been batfowling
you will have been batfowling
he/she/it will have been batfowling
we will have been batfowling
you will have been batfowling
they will have been batfowling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been batfowling
you had been batfowling
he/she/it had been batfowling
we had been batfowling
you had been batfowling
they had been batfowling
Conditional
I would batfowl
you would batfowl
he/she/it would batfowl
we would batfowl
you would batfowl
they would batfowl
Past Conditional
I would have batfowled
you would have batfowled
he/she/it would have batfowled
we would have batfowled
you would have batfowled
they would have batfowled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.batfowl - catch birds by temporarily blinding them
hunting, hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
capture, catch - capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"