Definitions for battledoreˈbæt lˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr
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bat•tle•doreˈbæt lˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr(n.)
Also called bat′tledore and shut′tlecock. a racket game from which badminton was developed.
a light racket for striking the shuttlecock in this game.
Origin of battledore:
badminton racket, badminton racquet, battledore(noun)
a light long-handled racket used by badminton players
battledore, battledore and shuttlecock(noun)
an ancient racket game
A game played with a shuttlecock and rackets (properly battledore and shuttlecock); a forerunner of badminton
The racket used in this game