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.