shuttlecock

noun
shut·​tle·​cock | \ ˈshə-tᵊl-ˌkäk How to pronounce shuttlecock (audio) \

Definition of shuttlecock

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

shuttlecock

verb
shuttlecocked; shuttlecocking; shuttlecocks

Definition of shuttlecock (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to send or toss to and fro : bandy

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Noun

In the meaning defined above

Examples of shuttlecock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Badminton Players — either alone or in pairs — hit a shuttlecock across a net in this racquet sport, which officially became part of the Olympics in 1992. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Oct. 2021 Badminton Players — either alone or in pairs — hit a shuttlecock across a net in this racquet sport, which officially became part of the Olympics in 1992. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Oct. 2021 Badminton Players — either alone or in pairs — hit a shuttlecock across a net in this racquet sport, which officially became part of the Olympics in 1992. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Oct. 2021 Badminton Players — either alone or in pairs — hit a shuttlecock across a net in this racquet sport, which officially became part of the Olympics in 1992. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Oct. 2021 Ryan Chew of the United States eyes the shuttlecock during the badminton men's doubles semi-final against Brazil at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Oct. 2021 Ryan Chew of the United States eyes the shuttlecock during the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Aug. 2021 Badminton Players — either alone or in pairs — hit a shuttlecock across a net in this racquet sport, which officially became part of the Olympics in 1992. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Aug. 2021 When they were raised perpendicular to the fuselage, the craft slowed down and started descending like a shuttlecock. Anna Russel, The New Yorker, 3 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of shuttlecock

Noun

1522, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1687, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shuttlecock was in 1522

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Last Updated

25 Mar 2022

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“Shuttlecock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shuttlecock. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for shuttlecock

shuttlecock

noun
shut·​tle·​cock | \ ˈshə-tᵊl-ˌkäk How to pronounce shuttlecock (audio) \

Kids Definition of shuttlecock

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

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