To attack; to bait.
To flutter as a hawk; to bait.
when a hawk jumps off the falconer's glove or a perch.
An attempt by a bird of prey to fly when it is tied to a perch or held on a gloved hand.
flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
To flutter off the fist or perch; an abortive attempt to fly when the bird is restrained by the leash.
A hawk is said to” bate “ when she flutters off from the fist, perch or block, whether from wildness, or for exercise, or in the attempt to chase.