Nearby words

  1. shuttering,
  2. shutting stile,
  3. shuttle,
  4. shuttle armature,
  5. shuttle diplomacy,
  6. shuttlecraft,
  7. shvartze,
  8. shvernik,
  9. shwa,
  10. shwe-shwe

Origin of shuttlecock

First recorded in 1515–25; shuttle + cock1

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British Dictionary definitions for shuttlecock

shuttlecock

noun

a light cone consisting of a cork stub with feathered flights, struck to and fro in badminton and battledoreOften shortened to: shuttle
anything moved to and fro, as in an argument

verb

to move or cause to move to and fro, like a shuttlecock

Word Origin for shuttlecock

C16: from shuttle + cock 1

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Word Origin and History for shuttlecock

shuttlecock

n.

1570s, from shuttle (v.) + cock (n.2).

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