Bat"tue` (?), n. [F. battue, fr. battre to beat. See Batter, v. t., and cf. Battuta.] Hunting (a)

The act of beating the woods, bushes, etc., for game.

(b)

The game itself.

(c)

The wanton slaughter of game.

Howitt.

 

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