Battledore Definition

bătl-dôr
noun
An early form of badminton played with a flat wooden paddle and a shuttlecock.
American Heritage
A flat paddle or racket used to hit a shuttlecock back and forth in a game (called battledore and shuttlecock) from which badminton developed.
Webster's New World
The paddle used in this game.
American Heritage
This game.
Webster's New World
A badminton racket.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Battledore

Noun

Singular:
battledore
Plural:
battledores

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

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