racket

noun (1)
rack·et | \ˈra-kət \
variants: or racquet

Definition of racket 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

racket

noun (2)

Definition of racket (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : confused clattering noise : clamor

2a : social whirl or excitement

b : the strain of exciting or trying experiences

3a : 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

racket

verb
racketed; racketing; rackets

Definition of racket (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to engage in active social life

2 : to move with or make a racket

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Noun (1)

1racket 1: A tennis, B racquetball, C badminton

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First Known Use of racket

Noun (1)

circa 1520, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for racket

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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racket

noun
rack·et | \ˈra-kət \

Kids Definition of racket

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a loud confused noise

2 : a dishonest scheme for obtaining money

racket

noun
variants: or racquet

Kids Definition of racket (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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