Meaning of battue

bat•tue

Pronunciation: (ba-t', -ty' Fr. ba-ty'), [key]
— pl. -tues
    1. the beating or driving of game from cover toward a stationary hunter.
    2. a hunt or hunting party using this method of securing game.
  1. undiscriminating slaughter of defenseless or unresisting crowds.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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