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shuttlecock

noun [C]     /ˈʃʌt.l̩.kɒk/ US  /ˈʃʌt̬.l̩.kɑːk/ (informal shuttle, US birdie)
a small, light object with a rounded end to which real or artificial feathers are fixed, that is hit over the net in the game of badmintonTennis and racket sports
(Definition of shuttlecock noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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