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shuttlecocknoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃʌt.l̩.kɒk/  us   /ˈʃʌt̬.l̩.kɑːk/ (informal shuttle, US birdie)
a ​small, ​lightobject with a ​rounded end to which ​real or ​artificialfeathers are ​fixed, that is ​hit over the ​net in the ​game of ​badminton
(Definition of shuttlecock from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shuttlecocknoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃʌt̬·əlˌkɑk/ (infml birdie, infml shuttle)
a ​small, ​lightobject with a ​rounded end to which ​real or ​artificialfeathers are ​attached and which is ​hit over a ​net in the ​game of ​badminton
(Definition of shuttlecock from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shuttlecock”
in Arabic كُرة الريشة…
in Korean 셔틀콕…
in Portuguese peteca, volante…
in Catalan volant…
in Japanese (バドミントンの)羽根, シャトルコック…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羽毛球…
in Turkish bedminton topu…
in Russian волан (в бадминтоне)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羽毛球…
in Italian volano (gioco del badminton)…
in Polish lotka…
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