Shuttlecock meaning

shŭtl-kŏk
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In badminton or other similar games, a rounded piece of cork having a flat end stuck with feathers or, now, a piece of plastic formed to resemble this: it is struck back and forth across a net with rackets or paddles.
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The game of battledore and shuttlecock.
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To go, send, or bandy back and forth.
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The object hit back and forth over the net in badminton, consisting of a conical array of feathers or a conical plastic mesh attached to a small rounded end of cork or rubber.
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To throw or send back and forth like a shuttlecock.
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(badminton) A lightweight object that is conical in shape with a cork or rubber-covered nose, used in badminton the way a ball is used in other racquet games.
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(dated) The game of badminton.
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To move rapidly back and forth.
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To send or toss back and forth; to bandy.

To shuttlecock words.

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Origin of shuttlecock

  • shuttle (from the back-and-forth sense of the word originating with loom weaving) + cock (from resemblance to a male bird's plume of tail feathers). Attested from 1522.

    From Wiktionary