battledore and shuttlecock


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Noun1.battledore and shuttlecock - an ancient racket game
badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
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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.
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.
It was as though the South, North, East, and West winds were all playing battledore and shuttlecock with it at once.