Pronunciation: (ba-tOO', -tyOO'; Fr. ba-ty'), [key]
—pl. -tuesPronunciation: (-tOOz', -tyOOz'; Fr. -ty'). [key] Chiefly Brit.
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.
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