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Definition of Racket

Racket

  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.
  2. 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.
  3. A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long-handled rackets; -- chiefly in the plural.
  4. A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.
  5. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground.
  6. To strike with, or as with, a racket.
  7. Confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.
  8. A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
  9. To make a confused noise or racket.
  10. To engage in noisy sport; to frolic.
  11. To carouse or engage in dissipation.

Racket Quotations

War is a racket. It always has been... A few profit - and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it. You can't end it by disarmament conferences. You can't eliminate it by peace parleys at Geneva. Well-meaning but impractical groups can't wipe it out by resolutions. It can be smashed effectively only by taking the profit out of war.
Smedley Butler

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.
Smedley Butler

I'll let the racket do the talking.
John McEnroe

I follow the teachings of Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, United States Marine Corps. He won two Congressional Medals of Honor, and he wrote the highly controversial antiwar book 'War is a Racket.'
Jesse Ventura

War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
Smedley Butler
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Racket Translations

racket in Spanish is raqueta
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