Definition of Racket. Meaning of Racket. Synonyms of Racket

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Definition of Racket

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Racket Rack"et, n. A scheme, dodge, trick, or the like; something taking place considered as exciting, trying, unusual, or the like; also, such occurrence considered as an ordeal; as, to work a racket; to stand upon the racket. [Slang]
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Racket Rack"et, n. [F. raquette; cf. Sp. raquets, It. racchetta, which is perhaps for retichetta, and fr. L. rete a net (cf. Reticule); or perh. from the Arabic; cf. Ar. r[=a]ha the palm of the hand (used at first to strike the ball), and OF. rachette, rasquette, carpus, tarsus.] [Written also racquet.] 1. A thin strip of wood, having the ends brought together, forming a somewhat elliptical hoop, across which a network of catgut or cord is stretched. It is furnished with a handle, and is used for catching or striking a ball in tennis and similar games. Each one [of the Indians] has a bat curved like a crosier, and ending in a racket. --Bancroft. 2. A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long-handled rackets; -- chiefly in the plural. --Chaucer. 3. A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood. [Canada] 4. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground. Racket court, a court for playing the game of rackets.
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Racket Rack"et, v. t. To strike with, or as with, a racket. Poor man [is] racketed from one temptation to another. --Hewyt.
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Racket Rack"et, n. [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.] 1. confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport. 2. A carouse; any reckless dissipation. [Slang]
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Racket Rack"et, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Racketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Racketing.] 1. To make a confused noise or racket. 2. To engage in noisy sport; to frolic. --Sterne. 3. To carouse or engage in dissipation. [Slang]

Meaning of Racket from wikipedia

- Racket may refer to: Racket (crime), a systematised element of organized crime Protection racket, a scheme whereby a group provides protection to businesses...
- A racket, according to the current common and most general definition, is an organized criminal act or activity in which the criminal act or activity is...
- A protection racket is a scheme where a potentially hazardous group guarantees protection from violence, looting, raiding, piracy, and other such threats...
- core Racket language, Racket is also used to refer to the family of programming languages and set of tools supporting development on and with Racket. Racket...
- War Is a Racket is a speech and a 1935 short book, by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor...
- A racket or racquet is a sports implement consisting of a handled frame with an open hoop across which a network of strings or catgut is stretched tightly...
- The booted racket-tails are a small group of hummingbirds in the genus Ocreatus that was long considered to have only one species, O. underwoodii. Field...
- The Racket may refer to: The Racket (band), a Canadian folk rock band The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs. the Masters of the Universe, a 2015 book by Matthew...
- side of the racket was used to hit the ball. Current rules state that, unless damaged in play, the racket cannot be exchanged for another racket at any time...
- simplest form of extortion. Extortion is sometimes called the "protection racket" since the racketeers often phrase their demands as payment for "protection"...
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