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shuttlecock

Line breaks: shuttle|cock
Pronunciation: /ˈʃʌt(ə)lkɒk
 
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Definition of shuttlecock in English:

noun

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: figurative the area became one of those historical shuttlecocks
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  • 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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