battledore :

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  • n  a light long-handled racket used by badminton players
  • n  an ancient racket game

  • In this international battledore, all sorts of shuttlecock expressions have cropped up.
  • They were members of the Citizens' No Strike Committee, which presented itself as a battledore and shuttlecock between the estranged parties to an impending anthracite coal .
  • Badminton, modern version of the ancient game of battledore shuttlecock, takes its name from the county seat of the Duke of Beaufort.

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