noun see racket I

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  • Racquet — Rac quet (r[a^]k k[e^]t), n. See {Racket}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • racquet — (n.) c.1500, device used in tennis, etc., probably originally tennis like game played with open hand (late 14c.), from Fr. requette racket, palm of the hand, perhaps via It. racchetta or Sp. raqueta, both from Arabic rahat, a form of raha palm of …   Etymology dictionary

  • racquet — [rak′it] n. 1. RACKET2 2. [pl., with sing. v.] a game like court tennis, played in an enclosure with four walls …   English World dictionary

  • Racquet — A racquet (or racket) 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.… …   Wikipedia

  • Racquet — Charles Racquet (* um 1598 in Paris; † 1. Januar 1664 ebenda) war ein französischer Organist und Komponist. Er erhielt seine Ausbildung bei seinem Vater Balthasar (um 1575 bis 1630). Er wirkte zeit seines Lebens in seiner Heimatstadt und hatte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • racquet — /ˈrækət / (say rakuht) noun 1. a light bat having a network of cord, catgut or nylon, stretched in a more or less elliptical frame, used in tennis, etc. 2. (plural construed as singular) an early form of squash, originally played against one wall …   Australian English dictionary

  • racquet — Racket Rack et (r[a^]k [e^]t), n. [F. raquette; cf. Sp. raqueta, It. racchetta, which is perhaps for retichetta, and fr. L. rete a net (cf. {Reticule}); or perh. from the Arabic; cf. Ar. r[=a]ha the palm of the hand (used at first to strike the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • racquet — See racket, racquet …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • racquet — var. of RACKET(1). * * * racquet, ette varr. racket n., raquette …   Useful english dictionary

  • racquet — /rak it/, n. 1. racquets, (used with a sing. v.) a game played with rackets and a ball by two or four persons on a four walled court. 2. racket2 (defs. 1, 2, 4). [var. of RACKET2] * * * …   Universalium

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