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 for racket
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Racket \Rack"et\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Racketed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Racketing.]
     1. To make a confused noise or racket.
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     2. To engage in noisy sport; to frolic. --Sterne.
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     3. To carouse or engage in dissipation. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Racket \Rack"et\, v. t.
     To strike with, or as with, a racket.
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           Poor man [is] racketed from one temptation to another.
                                                    --Hewyt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Racket \Rack"et\, n. [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]
     1. confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.
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     2. A carouse; any reckless dissipation. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Racket \Rack"et\, n.
     1. 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. [Slang]
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     2. an organized illegal activity, such as illegal gambling,
        bootlegging, or extortion.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Racket \Rack"et\ (r[a^]k"[e^]t), n. [F. raquette; cf. Sp.
     raqueta, It. racchetta, which is perhaps for retichetta, and
     fr. L. rete a net (cf. Reticule); or perh. from the Arabic;
     cf. Ar. r[=a]ha the palm of the hand (used at first to strike
     the ball), and OF. rachette, rasquette, carpus, tarsus.]
     [Written also racquet.]
     1. 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.
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              Each one [of the Indians] has a bat curved like a
              crosier, and ending in a racket.      --Bancroft.
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     2. A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar
        long-handled rackets; -- chiefly in the plural. --Chaucer.
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     3. A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and
        narrow frame of light wood. [Canada]
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     4. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to
        enable him to step on marshy or soft ground.
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     Racket court, a court for playing the game of rackets.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  racket
      n 1: a loud and disturbing noise
      2: an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug
         peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit [syn:
         racket, fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise]
      3: the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality;
         sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern
         music is just noise to me" [syn: noise, dissonance,
         racket]
      4: a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an
         oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used
         to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games [syn:
         racket, racquet]
      v 1: celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in
           uproarious festivities; "The members of the wedding party
           made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is
           gone!" [syn: revel, racket, make whoopie, make
           merry, make happy, whoop it up, jollify, wassail]
      2: make loud and annoying noises
      3: hit (a ball) with a racket

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  287 Moby Thesaurus words for "racket":
     Babel, Bedlam let loose, Cosa Nostra, Lastex, Mafia, ado, agate,
     agitation, art, artful dodge, artifice, babel, baleen, ball,
     ballot-box stuffing, ballyhoo, baseball bat, bat, battledore,
     bauble, bedlam, black market, blast, blind, blocks, bluster,
     bobbery, bootlegging, bother, brattle, brawl, broil, brouhaha,
     bunco, business, cacophony, calling, caper, cardsharping, career,
     career building, careerism, chaos, charivari, chatter, cheat,
     cheating, checkerboard, chessboard, chewing gum, chicanery, chirm,
     clack, clacket, clamor, clangor, clap, clatter, clitter,
     clitterclatter, club, clunter, cockhorse, commotion,
     confusion of tongues, conspiracy, contrivance, coup, cozenage,
     craft, cricket bat, cue, cute trick, deceit, design, device,
     diddle, diddling, din, discord, dishonesty, disturbance, dodge,
     doll, doll carriage, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, drunken brawl,
     dustup, ebullition, elastic, elastomer, embroilment, employment,
     expedient, fakement, fanaticism, feint, ferment, fetch,
     fishy transaction, flam, flap, flimflam, fomentation, foofaraw,
     fracas, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, free-for-all, frenzy,
     fume, furor, furore, fury, fuss, gambit, gambling, game,
     gerrymandering, gewgaw, gimcrack, gimmick, golf club, graft,
     gray market, grift, gum, gum elastic, gyp, gyp joint, handball,
     handicraft, hassle, hell, hell broke loose, helter-skelter,
     hobbyhorse, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo,
     illegal commerce, illegal operations, illegitimate business,
     illicit business, imposition, imposture, intrigue, jack-in-the-box,
     jacks, jackstones, jackstraws, jangle, job, jugglery, jumping jack,
     kickshaw, knavery, knickknack, lifework, line, line of business,
     line of work, little game, livelihood, loan-sharking, loud noise,
     maneuver, marble, marionette, melee, metier, mig, mission,
     moonshining, move, mystery, narcotics traffic, noise,
     noise and shouting, number, occupation, organized crime, outcry,
     pandemonium, paper doll, passion, pell-mell, pick-up sticks,
     pinwheel, plaything, plot, ploy, pother, practice, profession,
     prostitution, protection racket, puppet, pursuit, rag doll, rage,
     rampage, rattle, rattletybang, rattling, red herring, rhubarb,
     riot, roar, rocking horse, rough-and-tumble, roughhouse, row,
     rubber, rubber ball, rubber band, ruckle, ruckus, ruction, rumble,
     rumpus, ruse, scam, scheme, scramble, shady dealings, shift,
     shindy, shivaree, sleight, spandex, specialization, specialty,
     sport, spring, springboard, static, steelie, stir, storminess,
     stratagem, strategy, stretch fabric, subterfuge, swindle, tactic,
     taw, teetotum, tempestuousness, the rackets, the syndicate,
     thunder, thunderclap, tintamarre, to-do, top, toy, toy soldier,
     trade, traffic in women, trampoline, trick, trickery, trinket,
     trouble, tumult, tumultuousness, turbulence, turmoil, uproar,
     upset, usury, vocation, walk, walk of life, whalebone, whim-wham,
     white slavery, wildness, wile, wily device, work, zeal,
     zealousness
  
  

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