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Definition of "racket" []

  • A device consisting of an oval frame with a tight interlaced network of strings and a handle, used to strike a ball or shuttlecock in various games. (noun)
  • A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis. (noun)
  • A loud distressing noise. See Synonyms at noise. (noun)
  • A dishonest business or practice, especially one that obtains money through fraud or extortion. (noun)
  • An easy, profitable means of livelihood. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "racket" in a sentence
  • "Perhaps calling the system a racket is a little disingenuous."
  • "* Tennis racket - These may take up some space but who knows, if you are in a warm place and want to soak in the sun during your workout, a racket is the perfect choice!"
  • "Also, another part of their racket is their claim of being “judgment-proof”, Therefore, the victim while sustaining huge legal fees to bring such a countersuit, could never recover monetary damages in such a counter-suit, even if such a favorable ruling was ever made."