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bat•tue



Pronunciation: (ba-tOO', -tyOO'; Fr. ba-ty'), [key]
n.,
pl. -tuesPronunciation: (-tOOz', -tyOOz'; Fr. -ty'). [key]
Chiefly Brit.
1. Hunting.
a. the beating or driving of game from cover toward a stationary hunter.
b. a hunt or hunting party using this method of securing game.
2. undiscriminating slaughter of defenseless or unresisting crowds.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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