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shuttlecock

noun shut·tle·cock \ ˈshə-tᵊl-ˌkäk \

Definition of shuttlecock

: a lightweight conical object with a rounded often rubber-covered nose that is used in badminton

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Illustration of shuttlecock

First Known Use of shuttlecock

1522


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shuttlecock

verb

Definition of shuttlecock

transitive verb
: to send or toss to and fro : bandy

First Known Use of shuttlecock

1687


SHUTTLECOCK Defined for English Language Learners

shuttlecock

noun

Definition of shuttlecock for English Language Learners

  • : a light object shaped like a cone that is hit over the net in the game of badminton


SHUTTLECOCK Defined for Kids

shuttlecock

noun shut·tle·cock \ ˈshə-tᵊl-ˌkäk \

Definition of shuttlecock for Students

: a light cone-shaped object that is used in badminton


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