ETYM Icel. beita food, beit pasture, akin to AS. bât food, Swed. bete. Related to Bait.
1. Anything that serves as an enticement; SYN. come-on, hook, lure, sweetener.
2. Something used to lure victim into danger; SYN. decoy, lure.
ETYM French battre de l'aile (or des ailes), to flap or flutter. Related to Batter.
1. To attack with dogs or set dogs upon.
2. To lure, entice, or entrap with bait.