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English definition of “racket”


noun     /ˈrækɪt/
SPORT [C] (also racquet) A2 a piece of equipment that you use to hit a ball in sports such as tennis Tennis and racket sportsGeneral terms used in ball sports
ILLEGAL [C] informal an illegal activity that is used to make money : a drugs smuggling racketCrime - general words
NOISE [no plural] informal a loud noise : The neighbours were making such a racket.Noise and noisy
(Definition of racket noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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