A cork to which feathers are attached to form a cone shape, or a similar object of plastic, struck with rackets in the games of badminton and battledore.
- There were also some children who, perhaps intrigued by badminton star Nigelia Saunders' Olympic debut, used their purple plastic rackets to knock shuttlecocks over a purple and lime-green net to each other.
- Its primitive racquets and feather shuttlecocks were soon rendered obsolete by the discovery of celluloid.
- Adults still play a game with a shuttlecock made out of corn.
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