Meaning of shuttlecock in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʃʌtlkɒk/

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  • A cork to which feathers are attached to form a cone shape, or a similar object of plastic, struck with rackets in the games of badminton and battledore.

    ‘There were also some children who, perhaps intrigued by badminton star Nigelia Saunders' Olympic debut, used their purple plastic rackets to knock shuttlecocks over a purple and lime-green net to each other.’
    • ‘Its primitive racquets and feather shuttlecocks were soon rendered obsolete by the discovery of celluloid.’
    • ‘Adults still play a game with a shuttlecock made out of corn.’
    • ‘Shon, who is partially sighted after being struck in the right eye by a shuttlecock when he was 15, certainly had his work cut out for him against his Indonesian opponent.’
    • ‘The club has just recently been awarded a Network Fund grant of £6200 which will be spent on the maintainance and upkeep of the courts at the club and also on new shuttlecocks, nets and clothing for members.’
    • ‘He picked up the shuttlecock and we soon started a game, chatting amiably as we played.’
    • ‘They tend to let the shuttlecock play them instead of attacking it.’
    • ‘I thought this over as I got a shuttlecock and volleyed it against the wall.’
    • ‘On the other hand, maybe he was disturbed by the lights and wind at the stadium which make it difficult to control the shuttlecock.’
    • ‘It is interesting to note that there were no shuttlecock manufacturers in those days, so players had to make their own shuttlecocks from whatever materials were available.’
    • ‘In 1956 / 57, when Dunmore entered team competition for the first time, shuttlecocks cost thirty shillings a box and membership fees consisted of five shillings registration and a half a crown a week.’
    • ‘In the first two sets, Sony could not free himself from Bao's pressure and failed to return the shuttlecock to Bao's court.’
    • ‘The Indonesians became increasingly desperate, illustrated by a misunderstanding at 10-13 as both men were wrong-footed as the shuttlecock landed in the middle of the court.’
    • ‘The left-handed Wong took the first game quickly at 7-1 with his accurate shots as Marlev made too many unforced errors, sending the shuttlecock to the net or behind Wong's line.’
    • ‘And her first attempts at badminton (at four) were fraught with difficulties because up till then she had dabbled with tennis, and expected the shuttlecock to bounce!’
    • ‘And I had the chance to finish off the match when I was leading 17-14 and my opponent hit a lame return, only for me to smack the shuttlecock into the net.’
    • ‘She let out a dry laugh and I hit the shuttlecock, then she ran to meet it, maintaining the rally in silence for a few seconds before continuing.’
    • ‘Like a fencer, I lunged forwards then soared into the air to meet the shuttlecock.’
    • ‘Cann returned her serve and Hughes stood back, waiting and hoping the shuttlecock would drop the wrong side of the white line.’
    • ‘He snapped his Achilles heel while bending to pick up a shuttlecock and will be in plaster for three months.’