shuttlecock - meaning and definition. What is shuttlecock
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What (who) is shuttlecock - definition

Shuttlecock sport; Shuttlecock Sport; Shuttle Cock; Badminton ball; Shuttle cock
  • Shuttlecock at a badminton court in Penang, Malaysia.

A shuttlecock is the small object that you hit over the net in a game of badminton. It is rounded at one end and has real or artificial feathers fixed in the other end.
·vt To send or toss to and fro; to Bandy; as, to shuttlecock words.
II. Shuttlecock ·noun A cork stuck with feathers, which is to be struck by a battledoor in play; also, the play itself.
A sexually loose male. There are many such words for females, but not for males. I submit this one.
He's such a shuttlecock, he's slept with half the women in town.



A shuttlecock (also called a birdie or shuttle) is a high-drag projectile used in the sport of badminton. It has an open conical shape formed by feathers or plastic (or a synthetic alternative) embedded into a rounded cork (or rubber) base. 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.

Examples of use of shuttlecock
1. The folk holiday mood of the capital was added by a long play with shuttlecock, shuttlecock skill, top spinning battle, relay race with top spinning and Yut play.
2. Children enjoy amusements including kite flying, shuttlecock and sleigh riding.
3. "If bird flu becomes pandemic, shuttlecock prices could become twofold or threefold higher," said Ahmad Bakar, director of shuttlecock seller Pacific Sports Private Ltd.
4. The events of games included kite–flying, shuttlecock, rope–jumping, top spinning and yut–game.
5. My cowardice did, at least, prevent me from flying out at Shuttlecock or the other killer bends, Thoma and Brabazon.