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badminton

noun bad·min·ton \ˈbad-ˌmi-tən, -ˌmin-tən\

: a game in which a light feathered object (called a shuttlecock) is hit over a net by players using light rackets

Full Definition of BADMINTON

:  a court game played with light long-handled rackets and a shuttlecock volleyed over a net

Origin of BADMINTON

Badminton, residence of the Duke of Beaufort, England
First Known Use: 1874

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