noun[treated as singular]
A ball game for two or four people played with rackets in a plain, four-walled court, distinguished from squash in particular by the use of a solid, harder ball.
More example sentences
- He continued to play cricket (and rugby, boxing, rackets, cross-country, and swimming) and won a place in the Clifton XI in 1901 and 1902, with some success.
late Middle English (also in the singular): from French raquette, via Italian from Arabic rāḥa, rāḥat- 'palm of the hand'.
Definition of rackets in:
- The British & World English dictionary