Definitions for racquetˈræk ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rac•quetˈræk ɪt(n.)

  1. racquets, (used with a sing. v.) a game played with rackets and a ball by two or four persons on a four-walled court.

    Category: Sport

  2. Category: Sport

    Ref: racket2 (defs. 1, 2, 4). 2 2 2 2 2 4

Origin of racquet:

sp. var. of racket2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. racket, racquet(noun)

    a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games


  1. racquet(Noun)

    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 shuttlecock in badminton.

  2. Origin: requette, from راحة.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Racquet(noun)

    see Racket


  1. Racket

    A racket or racquet is a sports implement consisting of a handled frame with an open hoop across which a network of cord is stretched tightly. It is used for striking a ball in games such as squash, tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Collectively, these games are known as racquet sports.This predecessor to the modern game of squash, rackets, is played with 30 1⁄2 inches wooden rackets. While squash equipment has evolved in the intervening century, rackets equipment has changed little. The frame of rackets for all sports was traditionally made of laminated wood and the strings of animal intestine known as catgut. The traditional racket size was limited by the strength and weight of the wooden frame which had to be strong enough to hold the strings and stiff enough to hit the ball or shuttle. Manufacturers started adding non-wood laminates to wood rackets to improve stiffness. Non-wood rackets were made first of steel, then of aluminium, and then carbon fiber composites. Wood is still used for real tennis, rackets, and xare. Most rackets are now made of composite materials including carbon fibre or fiberglass, metals such as titanium alloys, or ceramics.

Translations for racquet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a wooden or metal frame strung with catgut or nylon, used in tennis and certain other games

tennis-racket; squash-racket; badminton-racket.

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