[LMB] there has to be a word for it

Margaret Devere margaret at devere.net
Sat Dec 19 18:36:43 GMT 2015


Lois asks:

In medieval (and other) hunting, it was the custom for beaters to drive game
into a sort of chute, at the end of which hunters would be set up and
waiting.  What did they call the killing end of the chute?  Neither
cul-de-sac nor box canyon, methinks, tho' at least the former is French...


Me:

This is probably another "not quite what you're looking for," but in the
American west, there's the term "buffalo jump."

Margaret



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