Meaning of shuttlecock

shut•tle•cock

Pronunciation: (shut'l-kok"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledthe 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.
—v.t.
  1. to send or bandy to and fro like a shuttlecock.
—v.i.
  1. to move or be bandied to and fro.
—adj.
  1. of such a state or condition: a shuttlecock existence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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