Definition of abature in English:

abature

(also abatture)

Pronunciation /ˈabətʃ(ʊ)ə/ /ˈabətjʊə/

noun

rare
  • Chiefly in plural. The traces left by a stag in the undergrowth through which it has passed.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in George Gascoigne (d. 1577), author and soldier. From French abatture, abature from abattre + -ure.