Definition of badminton
: a court game played with light long-handled rackets and a shuttlecock volleyed over a net
Recent Examples of badminton from the Web
A former insurance salesman and church music director, Warren plays golf and pickleball once a week and badminton twice a week.
An Elmhurst resident, Izatt coached badminton at Zion-Benton in the late '70s and early '80s before leaving the academic world for business.
Mixed doubles badminton was added for the 1996 Games, and for tennis in 2012.
Her goal is to continue playing badminton at the intramural or club level in college.
The sports are archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, race walk, raquetball, road race, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, triathlon and volleyball.
Using a plastic ball with holes, the paddle sport can now be played on two courts at Atholton Park, which are similar to the size of a badminton court.
The day includes story times, origami art activities, puppets, a sculpture hunt and badminton demonstrations and games — presumably with normal-sized shuttlecocks.
After eight weeks of keeping her hand in a protective splint, Kvitova slowly eased into gripping objects and then tried less demanding sports like table tennis and badminton, playing with her nondominant, right hand.
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Origin and Etymology of 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)
First Known Use: 1863See Words from the same year
BADMINTON Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of badminton for Students
: a game in which a shuttlecock is hit back and forth over a net by players using light rackets
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