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Rackets (sports equipment)

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Use for batlike objects with long handles and oval or round heads containing tightly stretched netting for striking balls or shuttlecocks in various sports; for similar but smaller objects with solid heads for use in table tennis, use "paddles (ball game equipment)."

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<sports and athletic equipment>

Equivalent Terms used

racket (sports equipment)


12yrs ago

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