What does the word racket mean?

Usage examples for racket

  1. However, we are much obliged for the use of your pump, Swift, and-" But Andy prevented any further talk by starting the car with the muffler open, making a great racket, and he hurriedly drove off, almost before his father was seated, leaving Tom standing there in the road, beside his pump and lantern. – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  2. Then, at the last instant, the robot whipped around its single racket- equipped arm. – Manners of the Age by Horace Brown Fyfe
  3. In time, and with practice, I could, I believe, do most that these fishermen do except one thing: I doubt I could stand the racket of my own thoughts. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds