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shuttlecock

noun shut·tle·cock \ ˈshə-tᵊl-ˌkäk \
|Updated on: 1 Jun 2018

Definition of shuttlecock

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

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First Known Use of shuttlecock

1522

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shuttlecock

verb

Definition of shuttlecock

shuttlecocked; shuttlecocking; shuttlecocks
: to send or toss to and fro : bandy

First Known Use of shuttlecock

1687

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SHUTTLECOCK Defined for English Language Learners

shuttlecock

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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