/shut"l kok'/, n.
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.
3. to send or bandy to and fro like a shuttlecock.
4. to move or be bandied to and fro.
5. of such a state or condition: a shuttlecock existence.
[1515-25; SHUTTLE + COCK1]

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