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Webster 1913 Edition


Racket

Rack′et

(răk′ĕt)
,
Noun.
[F.
raquette
; cf. Sp.
raqueta
, It.
racchetta
, which is perhaps for
retichetta
, and fr. L.
rete
a net (cf.
Reticule
); or perh. from the Arabic; cf. Ar.
rāha
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 or horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground.
Racket court
,
a court for playing the game of rackets.

Rack′et

,
Verb.
T.
To strike with, or as with, a racket.
Poor man [is]
racketed
from one temptation to another.
Hewyt.

Rack′et

,
Noun.
[Gael.
racaid
a noise, disturbance.]
1.
confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.
2.
A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
[Slang]

Rack′et

,
Verb.
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]

Webster 1828 Edition


Racket

RACK'ET

,
Noun.
[This word belong to the root of crack. See Rocket.]
1.
A confused, clattering noise, less loud than uproar; applied to the confused sounds of animal voices, or such voices mixed with other sound. We say, the children make a racket; the racket of a flock of fowls.
2.
Clamor; noisy talk.

RACK'ET

,
Verb.
I.
To make a confused noise or clamor; to frolic.

RACK'ET

, n.
The instrument with which players at tennis strike the ball.

RACK'ET

,
Verb.
T.
To strike as with a racket.

Definition 2022


racket

racket

English

Alternative forms

Noun

racket (plural rackets)

  1. (countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
  2. (Canada) A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.
  3. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to allow walking on marshy or soft ground.
Synonyms
Translations

Verb

racket (third-person singular simple present rackets, present participle racketing, simple past and past participle racketed)

  1. To strike with, or as if with, a racket.
    • Hewyt
      Poor man [is] racketed from one temptation to another.
See also

Etymology 2

Attested since the 1500s, of unclear origin; possibly a metathesis of the dialectal term rattick (rattle).[1]

Noun

racket (plural rackets)

  1. A loud noise.
    Power tools work quickly, but they sure make a racket.
    With all the racket they're making, I can't hear myself think!
    What's all this racket?
  2. A fraud or swindle; an illegal scheme for profit.
    They had quite a racket devised to relieve customers of their money.
  3. (dated, slang) A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
  4. (dated, slang) Something taking place considered as exciting, trying, unusual, etc. or as an ordeal.
Synonyms
Derived terms
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Anagrams

References

  1. racket” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: rac‧ket

Etymology

Borrowing from English racket

Noun

racket m (plural rackets, diminutive racketje n)

  1. racket (sports implement)

Derived terms


French

Etymology

From English racket.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁakɛt/

Noun

racket m (plural rackets)

  1. racketeering
  2. racket, extortion

Italian

Etymology

English

Noun

racket m (invariable)

  1. racketeering
  2. racket, extortion

Derived terms


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Arabic رَاحَة (rāḥa, palm of the hand), via French raquette, and English racket

Alternative forms

  • rekkert

Noun

racket m (definite singular racketen, indefinite plural racketer, definite plural racketene)

  1. (sports) a racket or racquet
  2. (table tennis) a bat, or paddle (US)

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Arabic رَاحَة (rāḥa, palm of the hand), via French raquette, and English racket

Alternative forms

  • rekkert

Noun

racket m (definite singular racketen, indefinite plural racketar, definite plural racketane)

  1. (sports) a racket or racquet
  2. (table tennis) a bat, or paddle (US)

References