badminton

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

Definition of badminton 

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

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Jonatan Christie won that for the 2018 Asian Games hosts with a 21-18, 20-22, 21-15 win over Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen to secure the badminton men's singles gold medal for Indonesia. John Pye, Fox News, "Christie wins host Indonesia's signature gold at Asian Games," 28 Aug. 2018 Jonatan Christie won that for the 2018 Asian Games hosts with a 21-18, 20-22, 21-15 win over Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen to secure the badminton men’s singles gold medal for Indonesia. John Pye, The Seattle Times, "Christie wins host Indonesia’s signature gold at Asian Games," 28 Aug. 2018 Last week, Williams, her sister Venus, Rafael Nadal, and others participated in a little friendly badminton, for the fourth annual Lotte New York Palace’s pre-U.S. Open invitational. Vogue, "The 2018 U.S. Open Is Here: Who’s Playing When, and How to Watch," 27 Aug. 2018 The incident rate of an accident happening puts shark diving in between the two sports of badminton and bowling. Fox News, "Watters' Words: The return of Barack Obama," 21 July 2018 Fishing poles also are available for rental ($5) along with equipment for bean bag, badminton and volleyball games. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "5 nice things to do with your mom in honor of Mother's Day," 3 May 2018 Pickleball, which combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, was invented in 1965 near Seattle, Wash. Contact 281-793-4360 or goldmg@wt.net. Terry St. John, Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston athletic activities listings: July 6-8," 4 July 2018 Along the way, the Pumas put together one of the more historic seasons in Arizona high school badminton history. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "azcentral Sports Awards Team of the Year finalists," 8 June 2018 Her school activities included playing on Cathedral Catholic’s tennis, golf, badminton and track teams. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Poway Girl Scout helps orphans, earns Gold Award," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of badminton

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for badminton

probably from Badminton House, seat of the Dukes of Beaufort in Wiltshire, England (though a historical link between the game and this place has not been demonstrated)

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The first known use of badminton was in 1863

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badminton

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English Language Learners Definition of badminton

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

badminton

noun
bad·​min·​ton | \ˈbad-ˌmin-tᵊn \

Kids Definition of badminton

: a game in which a shuttlecock is hit back and forth over a net by players using light rackets

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