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

v. t.

  1. To strike with, or as with, a racket.

v. i.

  1. To make a confused noise or racket.
  2. To engage in noisy sport; to frolic.
  3. To carouse or engage in dissipation.