She held it with one hand, as she poised her battledore with the other.
The difference is that instead of racquet and ball, battledore and shuttlecock are used.
When my battledore and shuttle-cock comes, I'll let you all play with 'em.
Why do we hear a noise when we strike the shuttlecock with the battledore?
After a long spell of work, the battledore is seized and the shuttlecock bounces up to the glass roof.
But their especial delight was our battledore and shuttlecocks.
Beginning with the New Year there came the great game with the girls of battledore and shuttlecock.
There is no battledore long enough to reach him in either way.
The voice of the battledore is silent in the entrance-hall, and the shuttlecock sleeps.
Do you not feel that the girls should not be chucked about like balls from a battledore?
mid-15c., "bat-like implement used in washing clothes," of unknown origin, perhaps from Old Provençal batedor, Spanish batidor "beater, bat," from batir "to beat;" perhaps blended with Middle English betel "hammer, mallet." As a trype of racket used in a game, from 1590s.