Etymology
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racket (n.2)
"handled paddle or netted bat used in tennis, etc.;" see racquet.
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net (v.2)

"to gain as a net sum, produce as clear profit," 1758, from net (adj.). Related: Netted; netting.

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net (v.1)

early 15c., netten, "to capture in a net," from net (n.). Sense of "to make as a net" is by 1789. Related: Netted; netting.

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reticulate (adj.)

"reticulated, covered with netted lines, having distinct lines or veins crossing as a network," 1650s, from Latin reticulatus "having a net-like pattern," from reticulum "little net," a double diminutive of rete "net," a word of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Lithuanian rėtis "sieve," or perhaps a loan-word from a non-IE language.

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