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RACK'ET, n. [This word belong to the root of crack. See Rocket.]

1. A confused, clattering noise, less loud than uproar; applied to the confused sounds of animal voices, or such voices mixed with other sound. We say, the children make a racket; the racket of a flock of fowls.

2. Clamor; noisy talk.

RACK'ET, v.i. To make a confused noise or clamor; to frolic.

RACK'ET, n.

The instrument with which players at tennis strike the ball.

RACK'ET, v.t. To strike as with a racket.




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RACK'ET, n. [This word belong to the root of crack. See Rocket.]

1. A confused, clattering noise, less loud than uproar; applied to the confused sounds of animal voices, or such voices mixed with other sound. We say, the children make a racket; the racket of a flock of fowls.

2. Clamor; noisy talk.

RACK'ET, v.i. To make a confused noise or clamor; to frolic.

RACK'ET, n.

The instrument with which players at tennis strike the ball.

RACK'ET, v.t. To strike as with a racket.


RACK'ET, n.1 [This word belongs to the root of crack, Fr. craquer. See Rocket.]

  1. A confused, clattering noise, less loud than uproar; supplied to the confused sounds of animal voices, or such voices mixed with other sound. We say, the children make a racket; the racket of a flock of fowls.
  2. Clamor; noisy talk. – Swift.

RACK'ET, n.2

A snow shoe.


RACK'ET, n.3 [Fr. raquette; Sp. raqueta; G. racket; D. raket.]

The instrument with which players at tennis strike the ball. – Shak. Digby.


RACK'ET, v.i.

To make a confused noise or clamor; to frolick. – Gray.


RACK'ET, v.t.

To strike as with a racket. – Hewyt.


Rack"et
  1. 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.

    Each one [of the Indians] has a bat curved like a crosier, and ending in a racket. Bancroft.

  2. To strike with, or as with, a racket.

    Poor man [is] racketed from one temptation to another. Hewyt.

  3. Confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.
  4. To make a confused noise or racket.
  5. 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.

    [Slang]

  6. A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long-handled rackets; -- chiefly in the plural.

    Chaucer.
  7. A carouse; any reckless dissipation.

    [Slang]
  8. To engage in noisy sport] to frolic.

    Sterne.
  9. A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.

    [Canada]
  10. To carouse or engage in dissipation.

    [Slang]
  11. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground.

    Racket court, a court for playing the game of rackets.

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Racket

RACK'ET, noun [This word belong to the root of crack. See Rocket.]

1. A confused, clattering noise, less loud than uproar; applied to the confused sounds of animal voices, or such voices mixed with other sound. We say, the children make a racket; the racket of a flock of fowls.

2. Clamor; noisy talk.

RACK'ET, verb intransitive To make a confused noise or clamor; to frolic.

RACK'ET, noun

The instrument with which players at tennis strike the ball.

RACK'ET, verb transitive To strike as with a racket

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