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rackets Line breaks: rack|ets
Pronunciation: /ˈrakɪts/

Definition of rackets in English:

plural 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.
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'.

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