badminton

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

Definition of badminton

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

Origin and Etymology of badminton

Badminton, residence of the Duke of Beaufort, England


First Known Use: 1874


BADMINTON Defined for English Language Learners

badminton

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

Definition of badminton for English Language Learners

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


BADMINTON Defined for Kids

badminton

play
noun bad·min·ton \ˈbad-ˌmin-tən\

Definition of badminton for Students

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


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