racket

If you're carrying a racket and wearing a sporty visor, people will guess that you're on your way to play tennis. A racket has a handle and a rounded frame laced with strings, and it's used to hit a ball.

A racket is used to play tennis, badminton, or squash, and it can also be spelled racquet. Another definition of racket is an unpleasantly loud noise; if your neighbors were playing horrible, loud music, you could yell out the window, "Stop that racket!" Informally, the word racket also means "illegal scheme," especially for making money. The French word requette means "palm of the hand," and racquet originally referred to a tennis-like game played by hitting a ball with the hand.

Primary Meanings of racket

1.
nv
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
hit (a ball) with a racket
2.
nv
a loud and disturbing noise
make loud and annoying noises
3.
n
an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
Full Definitions of racket
1

n 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

Synonyms:
racquet
Types:
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badminton racket, badminton racquet, battledore
a light long-handled racket used by badminton players
crosse
a long racket with a triangular frame; used in playing lacrosse
bat, squash racket, squash racquet
a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
tennis racket, tennis racquet
a racket used to play tennis
Type of:
sports implement
an implement used in a sport

v hit (a ball) with a racket

Type of:
hit
cause to move by striking
2

n a loud and disturbing noise

Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

n the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience

Synonyms:
dissonance, noise
Type of:
auditory sensation, sound
the subjective sensation of hearing something

v make loud and annoying noises

Type of:
make noise, noise, resound
emit a noise

v celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities

Synonyms:
jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, revel, wassail, whoop it up
Types:
carouse, riot, roister
engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
Type of:
celebrate, fete
have a celebration
3

n an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit

Synonyms:
fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise
Type of:
endeavor, endeavour, enterprise
a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

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