shuttlecock [shuht-l-kok] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. Also called shuttle. the object that is struck back and forth in badminton and battledore, consisting of a feathered cork head and a plastic crown.
  2. the game of battledore.

verb (used with object)

  1. to send or bandy to and fro like a shuttlecock.

verb (used without object)

  1. to move or be bandied to and fro.


  1. of such a state or condition: a shuttlecock existence.

Origin of shuttlecock First recorded in 1515–25; shuttle + cock1 Examples from the Web for shuttlecock Contemporary Examples of shuttlecock

  • The Mile High dinner series is just one of many events the cousins throw under their umbrella company, Shuttlecock Inc.

    Join The Mile High (Dining) Club

    Allison McNearney

    September 26, 2014

  • Historical Examples of shuttlecock

  • Companion in battledore and shuttlecock, Romane de Clos-Vougeot!


    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Why they would toss you over their heads like a shuttlecock.

    History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians

    George Mogridge

  • It is to be a shuttlecock between discontent and temptation.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • You saw only two things: the shuttlecock, and your partner in the game.

    Gryll Grange

    Thomas Love Peacock

  • It is not possible to play, and see anything but the shuttlecock.

    Gryll Grange

    Thomas Love Peacock

  • British Dictionary definitions for shuttlecock shuttlecock noun

    1. a light cone consisting of a cork stub with feathered flights, struck to and fro in badminton and battledoreOften shortened to: shuttle
    2. anything moved to and fro, as in an argument


    1. to move or cause to move to and fro, like a shuttlecock

    Word Origin for shuttlecock C16: from shuttle + cock 1 Word Origin and History for shuttlecock n.

    1570s, from shuttle (v.) + cock (n.2).

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