battledoor


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bat´tle`door`


n.1.An instrument, with a handle and a flat part covered with parchment or crossed with catgut, used to strike a shuttlecock in play; also, the play of battledoor and shuttlecock.
2.A child's hornbook.
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The rudder was a light frame of cane covered with silk, shaped somewhat like a battledoor, and was about three feet long, and at the widest, one foot.
Several are described in this exhibition catalogue: item 34 The Imperial Battledoor (ca.