racquets, (used with a singular verb) a game played with rackets and a ball by two or four persons on a four-walled court.
racket2 ( defs 1, 2, 4 ).

variant of racket2

racket, racquet.
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racket or racquet2 (ˈrækɪt)
1.  a bat consisting of an open network of nylon or other strings stretched in an oval frame with a handle, used to strike the ball in tennis, badminton, etc
2.  a snowshoe shaped like a tennis racket
3.  (tr) to strike (a ball, shuttlecock, etc) with a racket
[C16: from French raquette, from Arabic rāhat palm of the hand]
racquet or racquet2
[C16: from French raquette, from Arabic rāhat palm of the hand]

racquet (ˈrækɪt)
a variant spelling of racket

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Word Origin & History

c.1500, "device used in tennis, etc.," probably originally "tennis-like game played with open hand" (c.1385), from Fr. requette "racket, palm of the hand," perhaps via It. racchetta or Sp. raqueta, both from Arabic rahat, a form of raha "palm of the hand." Racquetball first recorded 1972.
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Example sentences
The racquet heads are the size of a small skillet, slightly teardrop-shaped and
  strung tightly.
Oddly enough, there is no sound when your racquet hits the ball down the court.
Contracts can be arduous-insisting on, say, only a certain make of tennis
  racquet ever being held.
These efforts are in my mind akin to squashing an ants' nest with a tennis
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