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shuttlecock

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
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shut=tle=cock

CIDE DICTIONARY

shuttlecockn. 
     A cork stuck with feathers, which is to be struck by a battledoor in play; also, the play itself.  [1913 Webster]
shuttlecockv. t. 
     To send or toss to and fro; to bandy; as, to shuttlecock words.  Thackeray.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

shuttlecock, n.
1 a cork with a ring of feathers, or a similar device of plastic, used instead of a ball in badminton and in battledore and shuttlecock.
2 a thing passed repeatedly back and forth.

Etymology
SHUTTLE + COCK(1), prob. f. the flying motion

ROGET THESAURUS

shuttlecock

Irresolution

N irresolution, infirmity of purpose, indecision, indetermination, undetermination, unsettlement, uncertainty, demur, suspense, hesitating, hesitation, hesitancy, vacillation, changeableness, fluctuation, alternation, caprice, fickleness, levity, legerete, pliancy, weakness, timidity, cowardice, half measures, waverer, ass between two bundles of hay, shuttlecock, butterfly, wimp, doughface, irresolute, infirm of purpose, double-minded, half-hearted, undecided, unresolved, undetermined, shilly-shally, fidgety, tremulous, hesitating, off one's balance, at a loss, vacillating, unsteady, unsteadfast, fickle, without ballast, capricious, volatile, frothy, light, lightsome, light-minded, giddy, fast and loose, weak, feeble-minded, frail, timid, wimpish, wimpy, cowardly, dough-faced, facile, pliant, unable to say 'no', easy-going revocable, reversible, irresolutely, irresolved, irresolvedly, in faltering accents, off and on, from pillar to post, seesaw, Int, how happy could I be with either!.


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