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A game with rackets in which a shuttlecock is played back and forth across a net.
- ‘An Olympic gold would have done wonders for badminton's profile in Britain but silver is still a major shot in the arm.’
- ‘Norrie is a keen sportswoman who played badminton, soccer, camogie and tennis.’
- ‘We offer football, baseball, badminton and skateboarding as well as dance and drama classes.’
- ‘Jude was a brilliant badminton player so she chose badminton, eventually progressing to play at county level.’
- ‘We met almost each evening and went for a game of badminton or just a swim had a drink in the club and he would walk me home.’
- ‘In his spare time he enjoys playing two of the country's most popular sports, soccer and badminton.’
- ‘Football and rugby union were included, as were athletics, badminton, curling, hockey and swimming.’
- ‘The club also provides outdoor and indoor games such as tennis, badminton and table tennis.’
- ‘There was a time when ball badminton was a popular sport in Southern India.’
- ‘Games like badminton, table tennis, etc. are available and women have exclusive time too.’
- ‘Two new venues on the Greenwich Peninsula would host badminton, gymnastics and table tennis.’
- ‘There is also a croquet set and equipment for cricket, football, badminton and tennis.’
- ‘Through Shine he has discovered a liking for exercise, including swimming, badminton and table tennis.’
- ‘Several rounds of shuttle badminton games are going on here by journalists who badly want to sweat it out for fitness.’
- ‘Two sports halls would be built to host badminton, gymnastics and table tennis.’
- ‘A smash in badminton is more like a punch in boxing than a smash in tennis.’
- ‘Enlightenment came to me during a game of badminton at Kendal Leisure Centre.’
- ‘There, the teenager continued to excel at rugby, cricket, tennis, badminton and golf.’
- ‘I like a bit of golf, but apart from playing badminton over the washing line I don't do much sport in the summer.’
- ‘He is great at almost every sport, right from table tennis and badminton to even cerebral games like chess.’
Mid 19th century: apparently named after Badminton House in southwest England, country seat of the Duke of Beaufort.
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