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battledoor


battledoor


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Battledoor  \Bat"tle*door`\,  n.  [OE.  batyldour  A  corrupted  form 
  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  Sp  batallador  a  great  combatant,  he 
  who  has  fought  many  battles,  Pg  batalhador  Pr  batalhador 
  warrior,  soldier,  fr  L.  battalia;  or  cf  Pr  batedor  batlet, 
  fr  batre  to  beat  fr  L.  batuere  See  {Battle},  n.] 
  1.  An  instrument,  with  a  handle  and  a  flat  part  covered  with 
  parchment  or  crossed  with  catgut,  used  to  strike  a 
  shuttlecock  in  play;  also  the  play  of  battledoor  and 
  shuttlecock. 
 
  2.  [OE.  battleder.]  A  child's  hornbook.  [Obs.]  --Halliwell.