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 n.Gloss: a badminton player. Note: “Shuttle” is another name for “shuttlecock,” also known as a “birdie,” which is used in badminton. “Shuttler” appears to be most commonly used in Anglophone Asia. «Doubles shuttler Chan Chong Ming got married on Sunday but he is taking only a one-day break before resuming preparations to make a strong comeback in the Malaysian Open next week.» —“Chong Ming back at work after wedding” in Petaling Jaya Malaysia Star Jan. 8, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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