Badminton Definition

bădmĭntən, -mĭtn
A sport played by volleying a shuttlecock back and forth over a high narrow net by means of a light, long-handled racket.
American Heritage
A game in which a shuttlecock is batted back and forth with light rackets across a net by opposing players or pairs of players.
Webster's New World

A racquet sport played indoors on a court by two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs of players (doubles), in which a shuttlecock is volleyed over a net and the competitions are presided by an umpire in British English and a referee in American English.


Origin of Badminton

  • Named after Badminton House, an estate in Gloucestershire owned by the Duke of Beaufort, where the game was first played in England.

    From Wiktionary

  • After Badminton , the Duke of Beaufort's country seat in western England

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The place name is from Old English Badimyncgtun (“estate of (a man called) Baduhelm”).

    From Wiktionary

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