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part of speech: noun

A game in which a ball is driven continually against a wall in a specially constructed court, and caused to rebound beyond a line at a certain distance by several persons striking it alternately with a small bat, called a racket, the object being to keep the ball in motion as long as possible without allowing it to fall to the ground. This game was introduced into England in the thirteenth century; it was very popular with the nobility in the sixteenth century, and continued to be so down to the reign of Charles II. It is still played to some extent in this country and England, but modifications of the game, such as rackets and lawn- tennis, seem now to be in more favor.

part of speech: noun

A game in which a ball is driven to and fro with rackets.

part of speech: noun

A game played with rackets and balls, on a lawn or in an inclosed court of earth or gravel.

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