Tap, Kill and Flick . For me, the following terms have these meaning: * Tap = A softer, but a controlled stroke. * Kill = A hard-hitting downward "wild" stroke. * Flick = An upward wrist stroke (directing the shuttlecock higher than horizontal - at any degrees with an upward elevation). For the flat shot executed that travels in a flat manner, I use the terms:- "Dab" (when executed in front of one's body), and "Drive" (when executed from either sides of one's body). Yes, our Badminton terms usage can be very different worldwide. That's why I started this thread. As mentioned in Post #1 : .