Definition of kettling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈketlɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈketlɪŋ//
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the action by police of keeping a group of people who are taking part in a demonstration (1) or protest confined in an area with only one exit or no immediate way out, in order to help restore order Police used tactics such as kettling in an attempt to bring an end to the protest.

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