- The definition of a racket is a lightweight device with a handle and an oval frame with interwoven strings used for hitting a ball in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
An example of a racket is what badminton players use for hitting the birdie back and forth over the net.
- Racket is defined as a loud noisy sound, or an act of illegally obtaining money.
- An example of a racket is the sound of a restaurant server dropping a tray of plates on the ground and all of them breaking.
- An example of a racket is fraud or bootlegging.
A badmintion shuttlecock and racket.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a noisy confusion; loud and confused talk or activity; uproar
- Archaic a period of lively, exciting social life or revelry
- an obtaining of money illegally, as by bootlegging, fraud, or, esp., threats of violence
- Informal any dishonest scheme or practice
- ☆ Slang
- an easy, profitable source of livelihood
- any business, profession, or occupation
Origin: prob. echoic
- to make a racket; take part in a noisy activity
- Now Rare to lead a boisterous social life; revel
- to ramble or travel in a casual, reckless way, as in search of excitement: often with around
- a light bat for tennis, badminton, etc., with a network of catgut, silk, nylon, etc., in an oval or round frame attached to a handle
- a snowshoe
- loosely the paddle used in table tennis
- the game of racquets
Origin: MFr raquette, earlier rachette, palm of the hand from Midieval Latin rasceta (manus), palm (of the hand) from Arabic rāḥa(t), palm of the hand
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- A device consisting of an oval frame with a tight interlaced network of strings and a handle, used to strike a ball or shuttlecock in various games.
- A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
Origin: Middle English raket, a kind of handball, from Old French rachette, palm of the hand, racket, from Medieval Latin rascheta, palm, from Arabic rāḥat (al-yad), palm (of the hand), bound form of rāḥa; see rḥ in Semitic roots.
top: tennis and racquetball rackets
bottom: squash racket
- A loud distressing noise. See Synonyms at noise.
- A dishonest business or practice, especially one that obtains money through fraud or extortion.
- a. An easy, profitable means of livelihood.b. Slang A business or occupation.
- To make or move with a loud distressing noise.
- To lead an active social life.
Origin: Origin unknown.