verb (used with or without object), bat·tle·dored, bat·tle·dor·ing.
Examples from the Web for battledore
They do not constitute two parts of the same speech but ordinarily play back and forth, like a game of battledore.Toasts|William Pittenger
No sound of merriment was now to be heard—no battledore and shuttlecock—no ball, no marbles.The Parent's Assistant|Maria Edgeworth
She had no battledore light enough to return an airy shuttlecock.Once Aboard The Lugger|Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
Seeabout the nursery floor All her little heritage: Rubber ball and battledore, Tattered book and coloured page.Enamels and Cameos and other Poems|Thophile Gautier
The voice of the battledore is silent in the entrance-hall, and the shuttlecock sleeps.Alas!|Rhoda Broughton