verb (used with or without object), bat·tle·dored, bat·tle·dor·ing.
Origin of battledore
Examples from the Web for battledore
Historical Examples of battledore
When my battledore and shuttle-cock comes, I'll let you all play with 'em.Little Men
Louisa May Alcott
Companion in battledore and shuttlecock, Romane de Clos-Vougeot!Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
He hastened to the maker of the battledore—but arrived too late!Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)
She held it with one hand, as she poised her battledore with the other.Not Like Other Girls
Rosa N. Carey
The difference is that instead of racquet and ball, battledore and shuttlecock are used.The Complete Bachelor
Word Origin for 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.