racquet vs racket

racquet racket


  • 1) An implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis, or a shuttlecock in badminton.
  • 2) See racket.
  • 3) 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


  • 1) countable A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
  • 2) A fraud or swindle; an illegal scheme for profit.
  • 3) only in singular A loud noise.
  • 4) Slang A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
  • 5) A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground.
  • 6) Canada A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.
  • 7) 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.
  • 8) a court for playing the game of rackets.
  • 9) A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long-handled rackets; -- chiefly in the plural.
  • 10) confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.
  • 11) Slang 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.
  • 12) an organized illegal activity, such as illegal gambling, bootlegging, or extortion.
  • 13) a loud and disturbing noise
  • 14) the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
  • 15) an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
  • 16) A musical instrument of the seventeenth century, consisting of a mouthpiece with a double reed, and a wooden tube repeatedly bent upon itself, and pierced with several fingerholes.
  • 17) A broad wooden shoe or patten for a horse or other draft-animal, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground.
  • 18) A clamorous outburst, as of indignation or other emotion; a noisy manifestation of feeling: as, to make a racket about a trifle; to raise a racket about one's ears.
  • 19) A smart stroke; a rap.
  • 20) Something going on, whether noisily and openly or quietly; a special proceeding, scheme, project, or the like: a slang use of very wide application: as, what's the racket? (what is going on?); to go on a racket (to engage in a lark or go on a spree); to be on to a person's racket (to detect his secret aim or purpose); to work the racket (to carry on a particular scheme or undertaking, especially one of a “shady” character); to stand the racket (to take the consequences, or abide the result).
  • 21) A disorderly, confusing noise, as of commingled play or strife and loud talk; any prolonged clatter; din; clamor; hurly-burly.
  • 22) A bird's tail-feather shaped like a racket; a spatule.
  • 23) A disturbance; a row; also, a noisy gathering; a scene of clamorous or eager merriment.
  • 24) The instrument with which players at tennis and like games strike the. ball; a bat consisting usually of a thin strip of wood bent into a somewhat elliptical hoop, across which a network of cord or catgut is stretched, and to which a handle is attached.
  • 25) plural A modern variety of the old game of tennis.
  • 26) An organ-stop giving tones similar to those of the above instrument.
  • 27) Hustle; the quality of ‘getting there.’
  • 28) A snow-shoe: an Anglicized form of the French raquette.
  • 29) To stand the strain.
  • 30) hit (a ball) with a racket
  • 31) make loud and annoying noises
  • 32) To make a confused noise or racket.
  • 33) To engage in noisy sport; to frolic.
  • 34) Slang To carouse or engage in dissipation.
  • 35) To strike with, or as with, a racket.


  • 1) He was standing up and practising his service with an invisible racquet.
  • 2) A cab drew up outside the Club and discharged a young man with a squash racquet and sports bag.
  • 3) I remember noticing how strong his wrists were because he moved the racquet so easily.
  • 4) they bought a new racquet so they could play tennis


  • 1) All these car renters are running a racket against the driver.
  • 2) The racket had been going on for at least three years before that but employees didn't have to keep the receipts that long.
  • 3) We get on so well otherwise, it's a shame this awful racket is pushing us apart.
  • 4) Then like squash and table tennis, more of the racket sports, was pretty close between us really.
  • 5) What sort of protection racket is this?
  • 6) Learning the game with wooden rackets taught you guile and improvisation.
  • 7) The shot off the frame of the racket.
  • 8) Or stood atop a car playing guitar on a tennis racket?
  • 9) This racket was going in my headphones and it was all done there.
  • 10) She now has to wear gloves and carries a badminton racket for protection.
  • 11) And who would show the new players how to hold and swing the racket?
  • 12) This muscle is particularly used in swimming and backhand in racket sports.
  • 13) Today most fast cars make a racket.
  • 14) The price paid for this protection racket is shocking.
  • 15) It was that wooden racket that troubled me.
  • 16) Increased stiffness means less energy lost to the racket frame and so more power.
  • 17) One appeared to be holding a tennis racket.
  • 18) She found the real thing boring because she was too small or struggled with cumbersome bats and rackets.
  • 19) Cons use devices to run rackets and stalk victims by text or on social media from their cells.
  • 20) His dad was variously a bartender, a janitor and ran an illegal numbers racket.
  • 21) Time to dust off your tennis racket, cricket bat or jogging shoes.
  • 22) Their live shows are ghoulish tributes to garage rock from the Sixties and can just sound like an awful racket.
  • 23) Perhaps calling the system a racket is a little disingenuous.
  • 24) * 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!
  • 25) 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.
  • 26) The private-but-federally-guaranteed student loan racket is an abomination and replacing it with direct lending should be a no-brainer.
  • 27) A tennis racket is already a perfect controller for an existing game – without it, Wii Tennis wouldn't be "intuitive" at all, Lantz says.
  • 28) Mr. Yglesias seems to be much more concerned about the jobs of people who work for Sallie Mae and insurance companies then the jobs of, oh, I dunno, sweet potato farmers in the South or auto workers in Michigan.vs. The private-but-federally-guaranteed student loan racket is an abomination and replacing it with direct lending should be a no-brainer.
  • 29) But I put her fan base in the same category as the people who donate to the 700 Club, Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggart, or any of the long list of high profile conservative hypocrites whose racket is transparent to thinking people.
  • 30) The whole Valentines racket is arbitrary and false.
  • 31) ‘Anyway, I can't just go to some tennis court with my racquet and balls, I need someone to play with and that's why I need a club.’
  • 32) ‘Unlike, say, a tennis racket or cricket bat, a snooker cue is thought irreplaceable by its owner.’
  • 33) ‘He looks down at his tennis racquet, examining his strings.’
  • 34) ‘He just seemed to be a nice chap who wanted to lend his racquet to a fellow tennis player in need.’
  • 35) ‘He seems to be playing the ball in sheer delight at the things he can do with it, playing with a racket whose strings are one moment cobweb, the next piano-wire.’
  • 36) ‘I stepped out of my house with my racquet and tennis ball.’
  • 37) ‘Tennis balls stay on the racket strings for only a few milliseconds and are several feet away by the time a signal from your hand can travel to your brain and back to generate a correction.’
  • 38) ‘Their hand-eye coordination is excellent, as we can see in table tennis, badminton and other racquet sports.’
  • 39) ‘The challenges included running, catching, balancing tennis balls on rackets and practising ground strokes and volleys.’
  • 40) ‘She even broke my badminton racket to stop me from playing and prevent me from attending a match.’
  • 41) ‘My father had a frying pan; Liam was holding a tennis racket and Derek was clutching a baseball bat.’
  • 42) ‘Boats, canoes, jetties, fishing rods and forgotten waterskis are among items recovered and sometimes reclaimed by owners, but the other day I found a tennis racquet.’
  • 43) ‘At school, she was barely able to wield a badminton racket with any proficiency and here she was in a swordfight.’
  • 44) ‘The Tennis racket by 1500 was no longer completely made of wood but consisted of a wooden handle with a sheep gut strung head.’
  • 45) ‘Buy your children presents that encourage them to be active, such as racquets or roller skates.’
  • 46) ‘I shuffle my feet to make the shot, my grip on the racquet slippery from my perspiration.’
  • 47) ‘Court sports offer the opportunity to sell high-ticket items such as racquets and shoes, which can easily make $30 to $50 per sale.’
  • 48) ‘Kapur had opportunities to win either of the first two games, but his racquet work deserted him when he ran out of gas in the third.’
  • 49) ‘I woke up and there were crows outside my window, making a racket and causing the other birds to yell back at them.’
  • 50) ‘The guys were making a racket and amid the commotion were cries of victory.’
  • 51) ‘She has workmen in the house who are making a racket with drills and instead of talking in the sitting room, she suggests we go through the long garden at the rear of the house to her husband's more peaceful, spacious music room.’
  • 52) ‘Anyway, to return to my story, the sprog has absolutely no concept of time and wakes up at odd times during the night and starts making a racket.’
  • 53) ‘It turned out to be a large roost of house sparrows all trying to jam themselves into two small trees making a racket.’
  • 54) ‘Buskers used to be arrested for making a racket for the sake of the price of a cup of tea.’
  • 55) ‘The sound of my cell phone making a racket in my bag brought me back to reality.’
  • 56) ‘How do I keep my one-year-old cat from making a racket outside my bedroom door in the mornings?’
  • 57) ‘The light came on and the audience were on their feet, making a racket.’
  • 58) ‘But, oh, the noise, the deafening racket - it was almost enough to deter us form returning again anytime soon.’
  • 59) ‘They were making a hell of a racket, sounding somewhat like terns calling.’
  • 60) ‘More residents in Scotland say they are disturbed by the racket from nearby pubs than anywhere else in the UK.’
  • 61) ‘To the uninitiated this can sound like a sprawling racket, but the band insist each song is composed and arranged.’
  • 62) ‘At this point the proceedings were suddenly interrupted by a cacophony of noise. Everybody turned to face the source of the racket.’
  • 63) ‘I'm sure my neighbours must have loved me, since the noise it made could delicately be called an absolute racket.’
  • 64) ‘Double glazed windows designed to keep out the noise of the tramcars now block the worst racket from modern traffic.’
  • 65) ‘Do you think that rock, hip hop, and jazz are all noise and racket?’
  • 66) ‘It was groaning and squealing, and making an awful racket.’
  • 67) ‘The faster form of river transport is the speedboat, machines that make so much noise as they roar by that passengers wear crash helmets to drown out the racket.’
  • 68) ‘On top of this mess are those patented gorgeous two-part harmonies, uncharacteristically straining to make themselves heard over the racket.’
  • 69) ‘The army, on the other hand, is notorious for its protection rackets and other illegal activities in the province.’
  • 70) ‘He warned in certain parts of the country it has created the risk of illegal protection rackets growing up.’
  • 71) ‘Smuggling, bribery, protection rackets and the rise of criminal mafias are some of the common symptoms of rigidly controlled economies.’
  • 72) ‘His organisation is motivated by money - from protection rackets and drugs.’
  • 73) ‘They unexpectedly realise their dreams when they turn their jobs delivering free newspapers into an illegal racket.’
  • 74) ‘The military has also been widely accused of involvement in arms running, people smuggling, drugs, illegal logging and extortion rackets.’
  • 75) ‘Inevitably, the bad guys are now cashing in - bringing everything from in-game fraud and protection rackets to gang-controlled digital brothels.’
  • 76) ‘Their racket was laundering drug money through companies which traded in precious metals.’
  • 77) ‘The rule of law is fragile, with gangs of thugs running protection rackets in many cities, in the absence of a reliable police force.’
  • 78) ‘The Prime Minister said his government would look at each case individually, but did not want to give a ‘bonus’ to the illegal immigration rackets.’
  • 79) ‘One ex-pat Briton, who spent time in prison for illegal drink rackets, says a number of those arrested for the bombings and drink offences were linked to the cross-border smuggling of alcohol.’
  • 80) ‘The police have become more assertive - sometimes for the sake of their own illegal rackets, sometimes for the sake of law enforcement.’
  • 81) ‘In the brothel and nightclub strip, crime bosses got the green light to organise prostitution and illegal gambling rackets.’
  • 82) ‘They are immersed in exploitation, extortion, and illegal rackets within prison walls.’
  • 83) ‘Together they offer protection to other rackets in town while running their own illegal enterprises.’
  • 84) ‘It was only later that he learned that one of his neighbours had been running an illegal drinks racket and had skipped the country without paying the necessary bribe to the authorities.’
  • 85) ‘Instead, paramilitary gangs carve out fiefdoms to exploit drug-dealing and protection rackets, while young people look up to these criminals as role models.’
  • 86) ‘Small and medium enterprises are harassed by the state or gangsters' rackets.’
  • 87) ‘Their gang, The Firm, established a Mafia-style grip on the city's criminal underworld in the 1960s, specialising in protection and extortion rackets.’
  • 88) ‘However, if the fakes racket is not contained the whole market could crash overnight, affecting galleries and artists alike.’
  • 89) ‘Initial conversation gives you the impression that this kid's just too nice to make it in the music business, this racket will chew him up and spit him out.’
  • 90) ‘It's a strange business, this journalism racket.’
  • 91) ‘You had better have a darn good reason for any involvement in the casualty insurance racket.’
  • 92) ‘That seems to have changed recently: there are hordes of them now, racketing around having a laugh and nipping off on expensive holidays and spa weekends.’
  • 93) ‘And I was racketing around spiritually, trying to find answers.’
  • 94) ‘Most parents tend to freak out with one or two children racketing around the place during the holidays.’

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