- a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with light rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a high net that divides the court in half.
Origin of badminton
Examples from the Web for badminton
Contemporary Examples of badminton
As to why badminton is largely ignored, or even laughed, at in the US, Jiang threw the question right back.
But this Olympics, badminton is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Over the last decade, the two countries have engaged in “wrestling diplomacy,” “soccer diplomacy,” even “badminton diplomacy.”Ahmadinejad Tangles With Hollywood
March 2, 2009
Historical Examples of badminton
The Duke may be at Bristol, but you had best make for his seat at Badminton.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Professor Badminton greeted me, I had difficulty in recognizing him.The Scarlet Plague
Croquet, badminton, and other games go on until dinner-time.Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier
Badminton and volley ball, races and track events, were also useful.With Our Soldiers in France
Worcester is gone to his papa's, at Badminton; and I, being sworn to constancy, have no other beaux to write about.The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two
- a game played with rackets and a shuttlecock, which is hit back and forth across a high net
- Also called: badminton cup a long refreshing drink of claret with soda water and sugar
Word Origin for badminton
- a village in SW England, in South Gloucestershire unitary authority, Gloucestershire: site of Badminton House, seat of the Duke of Beaufort; annual horse trials
1874, from Badminton House, name of Gloucestershire estate of the Duke of Beaufort, where the game first was played in England, mid-19c., having been picked up by British officers from Indian poona. The place name is Old English Badimyncgtun (972), "estate of (a man called) Baduhelm."