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racket

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noun rack·et \ ˈra-kət \
variants: or racquet

Definition of racket

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 (such as tennis, racquets, or badminton)
2 usually racquets plural in form but singular in construction :a game for two or four players with ball and racket on a 4-walled court

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Origin and Etymology of racket

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


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racket

noun

Definition of racket

1 :confused clattering noise :clamor
2 a :social whirl or excitement
b :the strain of exciting or trying experiences
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 and Etymology of racket

origin unknown


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racket

verb

Definition of racket

intransitive verb
1 :to engage in active social life
2 :to move with or make a racket

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 :a loud confused noise
2 :a dishonest scheme for obtaining money

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racket

noun
variants: or racquet

Definition of racket for Students

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


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