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.
Origin of badminton
- After Badminton , the Duke of Beaufort's country seat in western England
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Named after Badminton House, an estate in Gloucestershire owned by the Duke of Beaufort, where the game was first played in England.
- The place name is from Old English Badimyncgtun (“estate of (a man called) Baduhelm”).