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shuttlecock

[shuht-l-kok] /ˈʃʌt lˌkɒk/
noun
1.
Also called shuttle. the object that is struck back and forth in badminton and battledore, consisting of a feathered cork head and a plastic crown.
2.
the game of battledore.
verb (used with object)
3.
to send or bandy to and fro like a shuttlecock.
verb (used without object)
4.
to move or be bandied to and fro.
adjective
5.
of such a state or condition:
a shuttlecock existence.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; shuttle + cock1
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British Dictionary definitions for shuttle cock

shuttlecock

/ˈʃʌtəlˌkɒk/
noun
1.
a light cone consisting of a cork stub with feathered flights, struck to and fro in badminton and battledore Often shortened to shuttle
2.
anything moved to and fro, as in an argument
verb
3.
to move or cause to move to and fro, like a shuttlecock
Word Origin
C16: from shuttle + cock1
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Word Origin and History for shuttle cock

shuttlecock

n.

1570s, from shuttle (v.) + cock (n.2).

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