battledore and shuttlecock

battledore and shuttlecock

      children's game played by two persons using small rackets called battledores, which are made of parchment, plastic, or rows of gut or nylon stretched across wooden frames, and shuttlecocks, made of a base of some light material, such as cork, with trimmed feathers fixed around the top. Players try to bat the shuttlecock back and forth as many times as possible without allowing it to fall to the ground. Ancient Greek drawings represent a game almost identical with battledore and shuttlecock, and it has been popular in China, Japan, India, and Thailand for at least 2,000 years. It has been played in Europe for centuries. Badminton is a further development of the game.

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  • battledore and shuttlecock — noun an ancient racket game • Syn: ↑battledore • Hypernyms: ↑badminton * * * noun : a game of ancient Oriental origin that evolved into badminton * * * battledore and shuttlecock, an old game played by two persons, somewhat resembling badminton …   Useful english dictionary

  • shuttlecock — [shut′ lkäk΄] n. 1. in badminton or other similar games, a rounded piece of cork having a flat end stuck with feathers or, now, a piece of plastic formed to resemble this: it is struck back and forth across a net with rackets or paddles 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • battledore — [bat′ l dôr΄] n. [ME batildore < OProv batedor, beater < OFr battre (see BATTER1): sp. infl. by ME betel, BEETLE2] 1. a flat paddle or racket used to hit a shuttlecock back and forth in a game (called battledore and shuttlecock) from which… …   English World dictionary

  • battledore — at tle*dore n. same as {battledoor}. Syn: battledore and shuttlecock. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • battledore — /ˈbætldɔ/ (say batldaw) noun 1. an instrument shaped like a tennis racquet, but smaller, used in striking a shuttlecock in play. 2. a wooden bat shaped instrument used in washing or smoothing clothes. –verb (battledored, battledoring) –verb (i) 3 …  

  • Shuttlecock — Unreferenced|date=June 2007 A shuttlecock is a high drag projectile used in the sport of badminton. It has an open conical shape: the cone is formed from sixteen overlapping goose feathers embedded into a rounded cork base. The cork is covered… …   Wikipedia

  • battledore — /bat l dawr , dohr /, n., v., battledored, battledoring. n. 1. Also called battledore and shuttlecock. a game from which badminton was developed, played since ancient times in India and other Asian countries. 2. a light racket for striking the… …   Universalium

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