Pronunciation: (shut'l-kok"),[key] —n. 1. Also called shuttle. the object that is struck back and forth in badminton and battledore, consisting of a feathered cork head and a plastic crown.
2. the game of battledore.
—v.t. to send or bandy to and fro like a shuttlecock.
—v.i. to move or be bandied to and fro.
—adj. of such a state or condition: a shuttlecock existence.