noun(also battledore and shuttlecock) historical
- He and I played games like marbles and shuttlecock and battledore.
- Ethel and Edith Dillon, as they were known to their parents, were playing the then-fashionable game of battledore, an early version of table tennis, in the family home at Clonbrock House.
- His origins in the fashion industry are very visible in a print like 'Woman playing battledore' from the series 'Five figures of modern beauties'.
- Participants will paint pictures and designs on their own battledores and tops, and then play with them.
- The commoners too decorated their battledores, with colours which varied according to the local area.
- Approximately 50 thousand battledores, with prices ranging from 1000 yen to 600,000 yen are sold at this time.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'a paddle-shaped implement used in washing clothes'): perhaps from Provençal batedor 'beater, paddle', from batre 'to beat'.
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