Definition and Meanings for racket
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Part of Speech of racket
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of racket
Meaning of racket
- 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.
- 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.
as transitive verb
- to strike with, or as with, a racket.
- confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.
- a carouse; any reckless dissipation.
- 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.
- an organized illegal activity, such as illegal gambling, bootlegging, or extortion.
as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to make a confused noise or racket.
- to engage in noisy sport; to frolic.
- to carouse or engage in dissipation.