The definition of badminton is a game that originated in England that is played by hitting a small, feathered object called a shuttlecock back and forth across the net with a long-handled racquet.(noun)
An example of of a badminton match is when two teams of two players each hit a shuttlecock back and forth over a net on a grass court.
See badminton in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: after Badminton, estate of the Duke of Beaufort
See badminton in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: After Badminton, the Duke of Beaufort's country seat in western England.
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