• (America) IPA: /ˈʃʌtl̩kɑk/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈʃʌtl̩kɒk/


  1. (badminton, countable) A lightweight object that is conical in shape with a cork or rubber-covered nose, used in badminton the way a ball is used in other racquet games. [from early 16th c.]
  2. (dated, uncountable) The game of badminton.
    • 1830, Mrs. Marcet (Jane Haldimand), Bertha's visit to her uncle in England (volume 3, page 105)
      Two people stand at opposite ends of the room, as in playing shuttlecock […]
  • (lightweight object used in badminton) birdie
Translations Related terms Verb

shuttlecock (shuttlecocks, present participle shuttlecocking; past and past participle shuttlecocked)

  1. To move rapidly back and forth
  2. To send or toss back and forth; to bandy
    to shuttlecock words

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