Thursday, July 20, 2006

Word of the Day

Today's Word is...


• plural noun [treated as sing.] a ball game for two or four people played with rackets in a plain four-walled court, distinguished from squash in particular by the use of a solid, harder ball.

Origin late Middle English (also in the singular): from French raquette, via Italian from Arabic raha, rahat- ‘palm of the hand’.