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Definition of racket noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also racquet) [countable] a piece of sports equipment used for hitting the ball, etc. in the games of tennis, squash or badminton. It has an oval frame, with strings stretched across and down it. compare bat
  2. 2[singular] (informal) a loud unpleasant noise synonym din Stop making that terrible racket!
  3. 3[countable] (informal) a dishonest or illegal way of getting money a protection/extortion/drugs, etc. racket
  4. 4[countable] (informal) a type of activity or business How long have you been in the journalism racket?
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