a loud and disturbing noise
racket, fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise(noun)
an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
noise, dissonance, racket(noun)
the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
"modern music is just noise to me"
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
revel, racket, make whoopie, make merry, make happy, whoop it up, jollify, wassail(verb)
celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
"The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
make loud and annoying noises
hit (a ball) with a racket
an organized illegal activity, such as illegal gambling, bootlegging, or extortion.
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
to strike with, or as with, a racket
confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport
a carouse; any reckless dissipation
to make a confused noise or racket
to engage in noisy sport; to frolic
to carouse or engage in dissipation
Origin: [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]
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 such games as squash, tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Collectively, these games are known as racquet sports. 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, fiberglass, metals such as titanium alloys or ceramics. Gut has partially been replaced by synthetic materials including nylon, polyamide, and other polymers. Rackets are restrung when necessary, which may be after every match for a professional or never for a social player.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Racquet, rak′et, n. a bat for playing tennis: a snow-shoe: an organ-stop: a 17th-cent. musical instrument: (pl.) a modern variety of the old game of tennis.—v.t. to strike, as with a racket.—ns. Rack′et-, Racq′uet-court, -ground, a court for playing rackets: a tennis-court; Rack′et-tail, a humming-bird with two feathers like rackets.—adj. Rack′et-tailed. [O. Fr. rachete (Fr. raquette)—Sp. raqueta—Ar. rāhat, the palm of the hand.]
rak′et, n. a clattering noise: hurly-burly.—v.i. to make a clattering noise: to engage in racket of any kind: to be dissipated.—n. Rack′eter.—adj. Rack′ety.—v.t. and v.i. Rack′le (prov.), to rattle.—n. noisy talk. [Gael. racaid—rac, to cackle.]
A sports implement used to hit an object depending on the sport made from various materials and in different designs.
A racket varies in material and design according to the sport it is used for.
The numerical value of racket in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of racket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Once in the racket you're always in it.
It's a tough, tough racket to play consistently.
War like any other racket, pays high dividends to the very few. The cost of operations is always transferred to the people who do not profit.
Sometimes it's not a good thing, because you think you're hitting it in the middle of the racket, but really it shows you you're not. And there's no going around that.
Game on, i look forward to deposing all the CEOs, medical directors, and their co-conspirators who participated in Planned Parenthood's illegal baby body parts racket.
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- مضرب, مضاربArabic
- raquetaCatalan, Valencian
- Krach, Radau, Schläger, LärmGerman
- raketo, batilo, pilkoĵetilo, rakedoEsperanto
- raqueta, fraudeSpanish
- melu, mellastus, maila, melskeFinnish
- escroquerie, tintamarre, raquette, vacarmeFrench
- racket, rekkertNorwegian
- racket, lawaai, herrie, fraudeDutch
- rekkert, racketNorwegian Nynorsk
- raquete, algazarra, extorsãoPortuguese
- мошенничество, ракетка, шум, жульничество, гам, афера, гул, грохот, рэкетRussian
- racket, oväsenSwedish
- araedje, ramdamWalloon
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