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Definitions for battue
bæˈtu, -ˈtyubattue

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. battuenoun

    a hunt in which beaters force the game to flee in the direction of the hunter

  2. bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battuenoun

    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"


  1. battuenoun

    A form of hunting in which game is forced into the open by the beating of sticks on bushes etc.

  2. battuenoun

    The game thus forced into the open.

  3. battuenoun

    A hunt performed in this manner.

  4. Etymology: From Portuguese batuda or Italian battuta (a beating); See Latin battuo, (to beat.)


  1. battue

    Battue is a term that originates from hunting practices, referring to the act of driving game (wild animals) from cover into a particular area in order to hunt or capture them. The term can also refer to a type of clay pigeon shooting in which targets are launched at varying speeds and angles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Battueverb

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

  2. Battueverb

    the game itself

  3. Battueverb

    the wanton slaughter of game

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Battue

    bat-tōō′, n. a method of hunting in which the woods are beaten and the game driven from cover into some place for the convenience of the shooters: any indiscriminate slaughter. [Fr.—battre, to beat.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Battue

    method of killing game after crowding them by cries and beating them towards the sportsmen.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of battue in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of battue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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