battledore


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Related to battledore: battledore and shuttlecock, stinkhorn

bat·tle·dore

 (băt′l-dôr′)
n.
1.
a. An early form of badminton played with a flat wooden paddle and a shuttlecock.
b. The paddle used in this game.
2. A badminton racket.

[Middle English batildore, perhaps blend of betel, bat; see beetle3 and Old Provençal batedor, bat (from battre, to beat, from Late Latin battere; see batter1).]

battledore

or

battledoor

n
1. (Badminton) Also called: battledore and shuttlecock an ancient racket game
2. (Tennis) a light racket, smaller than a tennis racket, used for striking the shuttlecock in this game
3. (Tools) (formerly) a wooden utensil used for beating clothes, in baking, etc
[C15 batyldoure, perhaps from Old Provençal batedor a beater, from Old French battre to beat, batter1]

bat•tle•dore

(ˈbæt lˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr)

n.
1. Also called bat′tledore and shut′tlecock. a racket game from which badminton was developed.
2. a light racket for striking the shuttlecock in this game.
[1580–90]

battledore

- Can refer to various tools, such as the paddle of a canoe or a utensil for inserting loaves into an oven or wares into a kiln.
See also related terms for kiln.

battledore


Past participle: battledored
Gerund: battledoring

Imperative
battledore
battledore
Present
I battledore
you battledore
he/she/it battledores
we battledore
you battledore
they battledore
Preterite
I battledored
you battledored
he/she/it battledored
we battledored
you battledored
they battledored
Present Continuous
I am battledoring
you are battledoring
he/she/it is battledoring
we are battledoring
you are battledoring
they are battledoring
Present Perfect
I have battledored
you have battledored
he/she/it has battledored
we have battledored
you have battledored
they have battledored
Past Continuous
I was battledoring
you were battledoring
he/she/it was battledoring
we were battledoring
you were battledoring
they were battledoring
Past Perfect
I had battledored
you had battledored
he/she/it had battledored
we had battledored
you had battledored
they had battledored
Future
I will battledore
you will battledore
he/she/it will battledore
we will battledore
you will battledore
they will battledore
Future Perfect
I will have battledored
you will have battledored
he/she/it will have battledored
we will have battledored
you will have battledored
they will have battledored
Future Continuous
I will be battledoring
you will be battledoring
he/she/it will be battledoring
we will be battledoring
you will be battledoring
they will be battledoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been battledoring
you have been battledoring
he/she/it has been battledoring
we have been battledoring
you have been battledoring
they have been battledoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been battledoring
you will have been battledoring
he/she/it will have been battledoring
we will have been battledoring
you will have been battledoring
they will have been battledoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been battledoring
you had been battledoring
he/she/it had been battledoring
we had been battledoring
you had been battledoring
they had been battledoring
Conditional
I would battledore
you would battledore
he/she/it would battledore
we would battledore
you would battledore
they would battledore
Past Conditional
I would have battledored
you would have battledored
he/she/it would have battledored
we would have battledored
you would have battledored
they would have battledored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.battledore - a light long-handled racket used by badminton playersbattledore - a light long-handled racket used by badminton players
badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
racquet, racket - a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games
2.battledore - an ancient racket game
badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
Translations

battledore

[ˈbætldɔːʳ] Nraqueta f de bádminton
battledore and shuttlecock antiguo juego predecesor del bádminton

battledore

n(Federball)schläger m; battledore and shuttlecockFederball m
References in classic literature ?
The tradesman leaves his counter, and the car-man his waggon; the butcher throws down his tray; the baker his basket; the milkman his pail; the errand-boy his parcels; the school-boy his marbles; the paviour his pickaxe; the child his battledore.
Alec, stopping to nod and smile at the bright-faced figure resting on the old bamboo chair, after a lively game of battledore and shuttlecock, in place of a run which a storm prevented.
Battledore and shuttlecock's a wery good game, vhen you ain't the shuttlecock and two lawyers the battledores, in which case it gets too excitin' to be pleasant.
I had my battledore in my hand, and fell abeating the coffin, and calling 'Papa,' for, I know not how, I had some light idea that he was locked up there.
But I stayed out a few minutes longer with Adele and Pilot--ran a race with her, and played a game of battledore and shuttlecock.
It was as though the South, North, East, and West winds were all playing battledore and shuttlecock with it at once.
He then observed that in the parlour window was a blind with the inscription, MR CRIPPLES's ACADEMY; also in another line, EVENING TUITION; and behind the blind was a little white-faced boy, with a slice of bread-and-butter and a battledore.
The jugglers tossed them in the air, threw them like shuttlecocks with wooden battledores, and yet they kept on spinning; they put them into their pockets, and took them out still whirling as before.
We found two in a cupboard, among a heap of old toys, tops, and hoops, and battledores and shuttlecocks.
A tender young cork, however, would have had no more chance against a pair of corkscrews, or a tender young tooth against a pair of dentists, or a little shuttlecock against two battledores, than I had against Uriah and Mrs.
The Billickin gracefully withdrew with this parting speech, and from that time Rosa occupied the restless position of shuttlecock between these two battledores.
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