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Definition of racket:

  1. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground.
  2. A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
  3. 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.
  4. A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.
  5. 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.
  6. A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long- handled rackets; - chiefly in the plural.
  7. Confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.
  8. To carouse or engage in dissipation.
  9. To engage in noisy sport; to frolic.
  10. To make a confused noise or racket.
  11. To strike with, or as with, a racket.


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