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.
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How to use badminton in a sentence
At least three Myanmar athletes—in badminton, judo and shooting—have qualified to compete in Tokyo.
Richard recalled playing badminton at the Boys Club in Southeast Washington.There’s a word for that. It may just not be the word you learned growing up. | John Kelly | May 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Players’ minds wander from basketball while they take up Wiffle ball, badminton, corn hole, soccer and football, with varying degrees of skill and seriousness.Men’s Sweet 16 teams might be stuck in Indy with idle time, but they don’t want to leave. | Emily Giambalvo | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
More generally, the badminton players’ self-talk focuses more on controlling worry and anxiety, and on procedural cues like “Concentrate” and “Relax.”What Marathoners (and Badminton Players) Think About | Alex Hutchinson | February 26, 2021 | Outside Online
The researchers wanted to figure out whether a computer could use machine learning to tell the difference between runners and badminton players based only on the content of their self-talk.What Marathoners (and Badminton Players) Think About | Alex Hutchinson | February 26, 2021 | Outside Online
His exposé of the sinister badminton scandal was an instant classic.John Avlon’s Picks for 12 Best Opinion Columns of 2012 | John Avlon | December 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I play badminton with a bunch of dachshunds yipping at my heels.
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.”
His household at badminton was regulated after the fashion of an earlier generation.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
The same may be said of badminton, another favorite Lenten game, played somewhat after the manner of tennis.The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
The “badminton Library,” an English series of books on sport, is at a huge premium already, when on “large paper.”Letters on Literature | Andrew Lang
At first he fell into profound slumber: it was the inevitable result of the badminton and the late hour.Lothair | Benjamin Disraeli
The directions for playing them may be found in Billiards (badminton Library series).
British Dictionary definitions for badminton (1 of 2)
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
British Dictionary definitions for Badminton (2 of 2)
a village in SW England, in South Gloucestershire unitary authority, Gloucestershire: site of Badminton House, seat of the Duke of Beaufort; annual horse trials
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