racquet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n racquet 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The game of squash originated in the United Kingdom. It came about after a few boys, who were waiting for their turn to play racquets, knocked a ball around in a confined area adjoining the racquets court
    • n Racquet răk"kĕt See Racket.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n racquet See racket.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Racquet a bat for playing tennis: a snow-shoe: an organ-stop: a 17th-cent. musical instrument:
    • n Racquet (pl.) a modern variety of the old game of tennis
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rachete (Fr. raquette)—Sp. raqueta—Ar. rāhat, the palm of the hand.

Usage

In literature:

We'll leave the racquets here.
"Doctor Luke of the Labrador" by Norman Duncan
Then he remembered he'd used it to wrap the handle of his tennis racquet once.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Connie, with the tennis racquet, was in the shed, waiting to arrive theatrically.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
Be sure to bring your tennis racquet and also hiking togs.
"How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)" by Mary Owens Crowther
Bruce, confident of victory, is playing racquets, just below the schoolyard.
"Julian Home" by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
During this term, Scaife became one of the school racquet-players.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
The other man, with his racquet on the ground, was holding his eye with both hands!
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
Do you wind your racquet round and round the ball and then pull it away suddenly, or what?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 26th, 1914" by Various
We would begin with racquets in the tennis-court, and end late for some meal, after long wanderings among the pines.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
I take a 13-1/2-ounce racquet, you know.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 28, 1914" by Various
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In news:

Group training sessions and semiprivate training are growing fitness trends, reports the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association.
CityView Racquet Club 43-34 32nd Pl.
Tennis elbow: No racquet required to be a sufferer .
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released this surveillance photo showing a suspect in a break-in Aug 16 at the Barclay Downs Swim and Racquet Club near SouthPark Mall.
Tennis elbow : No racquet required to be a sufferer.
Prince Players and O3 Racquet Technology Show Dominance Capturing Three Tour Titles in Twenty-Four Hours.
Occupying space in the Racquet Club offered a better… (DAVID MAIALETTI…).
Dancers in Taryn Hitchman's Aqua Zumba class at New York Health & Racquet Club.
Jared Huffman gets a hug from his mother Phyllis after announcing he will be going to Congress for the 6th District of California, at the San Rafael Racquet Club in San Rafael, Calif on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
This black-and-red back pack , which is about 19 inches high and 13 inches wide, features two main compartments with enough space to carry two to three racquets (depending on head size).
In Germany, at 14 years old, Shahabe began stringing tennis racquets for his peers, then later tennis clubs.
Jared Huffman, wife Susan and daughter Abbey, 12, watch the election returns at the San Rafael Racquet Club in San Rafael, Calif.
Jared Huffman, wife Susan and daughter Abbey, 12, watch the election returns at the San Rafael Racquet Club in San Rafael, Calif. Sure, they're all Democrats and most lean well toward the left.
Only local traffic for Caloosa Yacht & Racquet Club, Magnolia Pointe and adjacent communities will be permitted access.
But I caught the ball with my racquet before it landed.
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