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“racket” in British English

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racketnoun

uk /ˈræk.ɪt/ us /ˈræk.ɪt/

racket noun (SPORT)

A2 [ C ] also racquet an object used for hitting the ball in various sports, consisting of a net fixed tightly to a round frame with a long handle:

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“racket” in American English

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racketnoun

us /ˈræk·ɪt/

racket noun (SPORTS)

[ C ] also racquet an object consisting of a net fixed tightly to an oval frame with a long handle, used in various sports for hitting a ball:

a tennis/squash racket

racket noun (NOISE)

[ U ] infml a loud, annoying noise:

Who’s making such a racket?

racket noun (ILLEGAL ACTIVITY)

[ C ] infml a dishonest or illegal activity that makes money

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“racket” in Business English

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racketnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈrækɪt/ us

an illegal or dishonest way of making money:

He is alleged to have taken part in a racket involving bogus brokers who fleeced hundreds of investors in the US.
a drugs racket

(Definition of “racket” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)