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noun 
  1. (context, badminton) A lightweight object that is conical in shape with a cork or rubber-covered nose, used in badminton as a ball is used in other racquet games.
    • 1859, Ebenezer Landells, The boy's own toy-maker, page 122,
    • :The practice of the game in this country is to keep the in the air by striking it from one person to another.
verb 
  1. to move or be moved rapidly back-and-forth
Etymology: (term, shuttle) (from the back-and-forth sense of the word originating with loom weaving) + (term, cock) (from resemblance to a male bird's plume of tail feathers). Attested from 1522.


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