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 (bă-to͞o′, -tyo͞o′)
1. The beating of woods and bushes to flush game.
2. A hunt in which this is done.

[French, feminine of battu, past participle of battre, to beat, from Old French batre; see batter1.]


(bæˈtuː; -ˈtjuː; French baty)
1. (Hunting) the beating of woodland or cover to force game to flee in the direction of hunters
2. (Hunting)
a. an organized shooting party using this method
b. the game disturbed or shot by this method
3. indiscriminate slaughter, as of a defenceless crowd
[C19: from French, feminine of battu beaten, from battre to beat, from Latin battuere]


(bæˈtu, -ˈtyu)

1. the beating of woods and bush to flush game.
2. a hunt or hunting party using this method.
[1810–20; < French, n. use of feminine of battu, past participle of battre < Latin battuere to beat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.battue - a hunt in which beaters force the game to flee in the direction of the hunter
hunting, hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
2.battue - indiscriminate slaughterbattue - indiscriminate slaughter; "a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"; "ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name"; "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder"; "a huge prison battue was ordered"
carnage, mass murder, massacre, slaughter, butchery - the savage and excessive killing of many people
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