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racket

noun rack·et \ˈra-kət\

Definition of racket

  1. 1 :  a lightweight implement that consists of a netting (as of nylon) stretched in a usually oval open frame with a handle attached and that is used for striking the ball or shuttlecock in various games (as tennis, racquets, or badminton)

  2. 2 usually racquets plural but sing in constr :  a game for two or four players with ball and racket on a 4-walled court



Illustration of racket

Variants of racket

or racquet play \ˈra-kət\

Origin of racket

Middle French raquette, ultimately from Medieval Latin rasceta wrist, carpus, modification of Arabic rusgh wrist


First Known Use: circa 1520

Rhymes with racket


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racket

noun rack·et

Definition of racket

  1. 1 :  confused clattering noise :  clamor

  2. 2 a :  social whirl or excitement b :  the strain of exciting or trying experiences

  3. 3 a :  a fraudulent scheme, enterprise, or activity b :  a usually illegitimate enterprise made workable by bribery or intimidation c :  an easy and lucrative means of livelihood d slang :  occupation, business



Origin of racket

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1565


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racket

verb rack·et

Definition of racket

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to engage in active social life

  3. 2 :  to move with or make a racket



1609

First Known Use of racket

1609


RACKET Defined for Kids

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racket

play
noun rack·et \ˈra-kət\

Definition of racket for Students

  1. 1 :  a loud confused noise

  2. 2 :  a dishonest scheme for obtaining money




2

racket

play
noun rack·et

Definition of racket for Students

  1. :  a piece of sports equipment consisting of a handle and a frame with strings stretched tightly across it



Variants of racket

or racquet


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