birdie

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
birdie

Plural
birdies

A badminton birdie.
  1. A birdie is another name for a bird.
    Look in the sky! A birdie!
  2. In golf, if you get a birdie that means you hit the ball into the hole in one less shot than expected (one under par).
    I took three shots on a four par. I got a birdie.
  3. In badminton, the birdie is the type of feathered ball that is used. It is also called a shuttlecock.
    He hit the birdie into the net.

Verb[change]

Plain form
birdie

Third-person singular
birdies

Past tense
birdied

Past participle
birdied

Present participle
birdieing

  1. (transitive) If you birdie a golf hole, you score one under par on it.
    I birdied the last hole with 4 strokes on a par 5.

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