Origin of shuttlecock

First recorded in 1515–25; shuttle + cock1
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British Dictionary definitions for shuttlecock



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


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

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

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