Webster 1913 Edition
raquette; cf. Sp.
racchetta, which is perhaps for
retichetta, and fr. L.
retea net (cf.
Reticule); or perh. from the Arabic; cf. Ar.
rāhathe palm of the hand (used at first to strike the ball), and OF.
rasquette, carpus, tarsus.]
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
A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long-handled rackets; – chiefly in the plural.
A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.
A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground.
a court for playing the game of rackets.
To strike with, or as with, a racket.
Poor man [is]
racketedfrom one temptation to another.
racaida noise, disturbance.]
confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.
A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To make a confused noise or racket.
To engage in noisy sport; to frolic.
To carouse or engage in dissipation.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
The instrument with which players at tennis strike the ball.