\Bad"min*ton\, n

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  1. kwun

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    bad·min·ton Pronunciation Key (bdmntn, -mtn)
    n.
    A sport played by volleying a shuttlecock back and forth over a high narrow net by means of a light, long-handled racket.


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    [After Badminton, the Duke of Beaufort's country seat in western England.]

    Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
    Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
    Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


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    badminton

    \Bad"min*ton\, n. [From the name of the seat of the Duke of Beaufort in England.] 1. A game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks.

    2. A preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened.
    Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


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    badminton

    n : a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
    Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University
     
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    Thank you Kwun for that precise, informative, authoritative, and educational definition of badminton.:D
     
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    I thought the lightness of the racket depended on the person who is going to use. I thought there were never subjective things in Def. I am surprised though when they say light and long handled.

    I think Tennis has a longer handle and squash something equal. So how can they ever define a thing with reference to something else. So i would not subscribe to the views of the guy who defined it.

    I am just trying to draw up an useless argument. So if u jobless too then post here.
     
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    yeah. i thought the definition is kinda strange too. similar to lawn tennis ?!?

    does anyone have an encyclopedia? the explanation there may be more accurate.
     
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    it goes to show how little the general public to academics understood badminton
     
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    Don't try this at home

    I made the drink. Awful, like a cheap wine cooler teenagers would buy when they decided it would be cool to drink.

    The english aristocracy must have been hard up to have invented this.
     
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    marshall, you are indeed the badminton fanatic. i didn't even pay attention to that drink definition. :)

    i did a little bit of searching on the web, here is the recipe for everybody who'd like to try. what a strange set of ingredients for a drink!

     
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    Cucumber

    OK, the nutmeg sounds weird, but the Brits seem to like the cucumber as a cocktail ingredient. When I lived in London, my landlady, who by the way had a dangerously close relationship to the bottle, taught me the recipe of Pimm's Cup, where the cucumber it a vital ingredient. It's still one of my summer favourites, but Pimm's is hard to get hold of here in Sweden...
     

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