Origin of racquet
- a light bat having a netting of catgut or nylon stretched in a more or less oval frame and used for striking the ball in tennis, the shuttlecock in badminton, etc.
- the short-handled paddle used to strike the ball in table tennis.
- rackets, (used with a singular verb) racquet(def 1).
- a snowshoe made in the form of a tennis racket.
Origin of racket2
Examples from the Web for racquet
He tweaked his racquet size, the tennis equivalent of flailing in the water.Roger Federer’s U.S. Open Defeat Was Bad, but He’s Not Dead Yet
September 3, 2013
She swung her racquet, looked at Shelton, cried, "Be quick!"
We might have a game before lunch; you can have my other racquet.
The other man, with his racquet on the ground, was holding his eye with both hands!Happy Days
Alan Alexander Milne
The difference is that instead of racquet and ball, battledore and shuttlecock are used.The Complete Bachelor
Tommy laughed and poked Harriet in the ribs with her racquet.The Meadow-Brook Girls on the Tennis Courts
- a variant spelling of racket 2
- a noisy disturbance or loud commotion; clamour; din
- gay or excited revelry, dissipation, etc
- an illegal enterprise carried on for profit, such as extortion, fraud, prostitution, drug peddling, etc
- slang a business or occupationwhat's your racket?
- a medieval woodwind instrument of deep bass pitch
- a reed stop on an organ of deep bass pitch
- (intr often foll by about) rare to go about gaily or noisily, in search of pleasure, excitement, etc
- a bat consisting of an open network of nylon or other strings stretched in an oval frame with a handle, used to strike the ball in tennis, badminton, etc
- a snowshoe shaped like a tennis racket
- (tr) to strike (a ball, shuttlecock, etc) with a racket
Word Origin and History for racquet
"handled hitting device used in tennis, etc.," c.1500, probably originally "tennis-like game played with open hand" (late 14c.), from Middle French rachette, requette (Modern French raquette) "racket for hitting; palm of the hand," perhaps via Italian racchetta or Spanish raqueta, both from Arabic rahat, a form of raha "palm of the hand." Cf. French jeu de paume "tennis," literally "play with the palm of the hand" (cf. tennis).
"handled paddle or netted bat used in tennis, etc.;" see racquet.