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shut•tle•cock



Pronunciation: (shut'l-kok"), [key]
n.
1. Also called shuttle. the object that is struck back and forth in badminton and battledore, consisting of a feathered cork head and a plastic crown.
2. the game of battledore.

v.t.
to send or bandy to and fro like a shuttlecock.

v.i.
to move or be bandied to and fro.

adj.
of such a state or condition: a shuttlecock existence.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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