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 for racquet
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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Racquet \Rac"quet\ (r[a^]k"k[e^]t), n.
     See Racket.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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]

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