- an occupation, livelihood, or business.
- an easy or profitable source of livelihood.
verb (used without object)
Origin of racket1
Can be confusedracket racquet
Definition for rackets (2 of 2)
Origin of racket2
Related formsrack·et·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for rackets
As of 2005, Safin estimated he had broken more than 300 rackets in emotional outbursts.
In the 1940s, the Jewish rackets were waning in influence as the Italian Mafia expanded.
He pictured his country ravaged, broken, desolate, buffeted like a shuttlecock between the rackets of fate.The Blood Red Dawn|Charles Caldwell Dobie
"Come along, and beat me at rackets, old man," he said without dismounting.Captain Desmond, V.C.|Maud Diver
The regulars suffered much more than we did, for they had no rackets, and had been wallowing along in the deep snow.
As we had rackets on, and the snow was deep, we could outrun the deer, and we killed the whole herd—twelve in all.
When I got outdoors, I slipped my toes under the thongs of the rackets, and shuffled along over the fields till I got to the road.
British Dictionary definitions for rackets (1 of 3)
- a game similar to squash played in a large four-walled court by two or four players using rackets and a small hard ball
- (as modifier)a rackets court; a rackets championship
British Dictionary definitions for rackets (2 of 3)
- a medieval woodwind instrument of deep bass pitch
- a reed stop on an organ of deep bass pitch