A thin strip of wood, having the ends brought together, forming a somewhat elliptical hoop, across which a network of catgut or cord is stretched. It is furnished with a handle, and is used for catching or striking a ball in tennis and similar games.
(rak´-et). Double-reed wind instrument of the 16th & 17th centuries, made of a short cylinder of ivory or wood, in which a number of parallel cylindrical channels are bored up and down, connected alternately at the top and bottom to form one continuous tube.
The instrument that's used to hit the ball. It has a long, straight handle and an oval frame strung with natural gut or a synthetic material. Up until the late 1960s, rackets were made of wood, but then steel and aluminum frames were introduced, followed by frames of graphite, fiberglass, titanium, and carbon. Maximum dimensions are 29 ½ inches in overall length, 12 ½ inches in overall width. The hitting surface can be no more than 15 ½ inches long and 11 ½ inches wide. Also spelled racquet.
A scheme, dodge, trick, or the like; something taking place considered as exciting, trying, unusual, or the like; also, such occurrence considered as an ordeal; as, to work a racket; to stand upon the racket.