Also found in: Thesaurus.
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.
(Hunting) (intr) to catch birds by temporarily blinding them with light
to catch birds at night by dazzling them with a light and then capturing them in a net.
Past participle: batfowled