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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Alan Tomlinson

An indoor racket game played in singles or doubles on a court divided by a five-foot-high net, and with a shuttlecock, made of feathers or nylon, rather than a ball. It has been played by men and women, and in mixed doubles. The name ‘badminton’ is taken from the name of the English Duke of Beaufort's estate of Badminton in Gloucestershire, where the game is said to have been developed circa ... ...

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