Battledore meaning

bătl-dôr
A badminton racket.
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A flat paddle or racket used to hit a shuttlecock back and forth in a game (called battledore and shuttlecock) from which badminton developed.
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This game.
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A game played with a shuttlecock and rackets (properly battledore and shuttlecock); a forerunner of badminton.
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The racket used in this game.
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Origin of battledore

  • Middle English batildore perhaps blend of betel bat beetle3 Old Provençal batedor bat (from battre to beat) (from Late Latin battere batter1)

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