shuttlecock

shuttlecock

[shuht-l-kok]
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:
1515–25; shuttle + cock1

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shuttlecock (ˈʃʌtəlˌkɒk)
 
n
1.  Often shortened to: shuttle a light cone consisting of a cork stub with feathered flights, struck to and fro in badminton and battledore
2.  anything moved to and fro, as in an argument
 
vb
3.  to move or cause to move to and fro, like a shuttlecock
 
[C16: from shuttle + cock1]

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