Definitions for Shuttlecockˈʃʌt lˌkɒk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shut•tle•cockˈʃʌt lˌkɒk(n.)

  1. the conical feathered cork device that is struck back and forth in badminton.

    Category: Sport

  2. (v.t.)to bandy to and fro like a shuttlecock.

Origin of shuttlecock:

1515–25

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shuttlecock, bird, birdie, shuttle(verb)

    badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers

  2. shuttlecock(verb)

    send or toss to and fro, like a shuttlecock

Wiktionary

  1. shuttlecock(Noun)

    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.

  2. shuttlecock(Verb)

    to move or be moved rapidly back-and-forth

  3. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shuttlecock(noun)

    a cork stuck with feathers, which is to be struck by a battledoor in play; also, the play itself

  2. Shuttlecock(verb)

    to send or toss to and fro; to bandy; as, to shuttlecock words

Freebase

  1. Shuttlecock

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

shuttlecock(noun)

a rounded cork etc, with feathers etc fixed in it, used in the game of badminton.

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