The object hit back and forth over the net in badminton, consisting of a conical array of feathers or a conical plastic mesh attached to a small rounded end of cork or rubber.Also called bird, birdie.
v.tr.shut·tle·cocked, shut·tle·cock·ing, shut·tle·cocks
To throw or send back and forth like a shuttlecock.
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