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.(noun)
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.(noun)
See racket in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: prob. echoic
Origin: MFr raquette, earlier rachette, palm of the hand < ML rasceta (manus), palm (of the hand) < Ar rāḥa(t), palm of the hand
See racket in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English raket, a kind of handball
Origin: , from Old French rachette, palm of the hand, racket
Origin: , from Medieval Latin rascheta, palm
Origin: , from Arabic rāḥat (al-yad), palm (of the hand)
Origin: , bound form of rāḥa; see rḥ in Semitic roots.
top: tennis and racquetball rackets
bottom: squash racket
Origin: Origin unknown.
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