shuttlecock, bird, birdie, shuttle(verb)
badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
send or toss to and fro, like a shuttlecock
A lightweight object that is conical in shape with a cork or rubber-covered nose, used in badminton as a ball is used in other racquet games.
to move or be moved rapidly back-and-forth
Origin: shuttle (from the back-and-forth sense of the word originating with loom weaving) + cock (from resemblance to a male bird's plume of tail feathers). Attested from 1522.
a cork stuck with feathers, which is to be struck by a battledoor in play; also, the play itself
to send or toss to and fro; to bandy; as, to shuttlecock words
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 or so overlapping feathers, usually goose or duck and from the left wing only, embedded into a rounded cork base. The cork is covered with thin leather. The shuttlecock's shape makes it extremely aerodynamically stable. Regardless of initial orientation, it will turn to fly cork first, and remain in the cork-first orientation. The name shuttlecock is frequently shortened to shuttle. The "shuttle" part of the name was probably derived from its back-and-forth motion during the game, resembling the shuttle of a loom; the "cock" part of the name was probably derived from the resemblance of the feathers to those on a cockerel.
A type of sports equipment created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles suitable for use according to the rules of the sport of badminton.
Shuttlecocks are sometimes made from plastic only, plastic, cork and feathers depending on the grade of the sport and if it is played for fun or competition.
The numerical value of Shuttlecock in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Shuttlecock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- volantCatalan, Valencian
- sulkapallo, singahdella, sinkautellaFinnish
- 羽根, 羽根つきJapanese
- bulu tangkisMalay
- vederbal, pluimbal, shuttleDutch
- fjørballNorwegian Nynorsk
- peteca, ricochetearPortuguese
- воланчик, воланRussian
- quả cầu lôngVietnamese
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