1 framework for holding objects
2 rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
3 the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin" [syn: wrack]
4 an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims [syn: wheel]
5 a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack" [syn: stand]
6 a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately [syn: single-foot]
1 go at a rack; "the horses single-footed" [syn: single-foot]
2 stretch to the limits; "rack one's brains"
3 put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera"
4 obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him" [syn: extort, squeeze, gouge, wring]
5 run before a gale [syn: scud]
6 fly in high wind
7 draw off from the lees; "rack wine"
9 work on a rack; "rack leather"
10 seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
11 torture on the rack
- Rhymes with: -æk
Etymology 1Middle English
- a series of one or more shelves, stacked one above the other
- a frame with which to hang various items.
- a device used to torture victims by stretching them beyond their natural limits.
- a pair of antlers (as on deer, moose or elk).
- a cut of meat involving
several adjacent ribs
- I bought a rack of lamb at the butcher's yesterday.
- A triangle used for alignment at the start of a game.
- a woman's breasts.
series of shelves
cut of meat
- To place in or hang on a rack
- In the context of "sports|billiards|snooker|pool": To put the balls into the triangular rack and set them in place on the table.
- To strike a male in the groin with the knee.
- stretch joints of a person
Rack may refer to:
Kinds of racks
- Rack (torture)
- Rack (billiards)
- 19-inch rack, a system for mounting electronic modules
- Amp rack, short for amplifier rack, a piece of furniture in which amplifiers are mounted
- Bicycle rack
- Bustle rack, a type of storage bin mounted on armored fighting vehicles
- Drying rack, a device intended for hanging clothing to dry
- Magazine rack, a device intended for holding and displaying magazines
- Crowned rack of lamb, a culinary dish
- Roof rack, a system used to carry items on top of a car
- Toast rack, a serving piece
- Rack and pinion, a gear arrangement commonly used in vehicle steering
- RACK protein, an acronym for Receptor for Activated C Kinase
- Rack lift, a type of elevator
- Rack railway
- Racking, the transfer of a liquid (such as wine) from one container to another
- Racking focus, a photography technique
- Racks and quandles, concepts in abstract algebra
- Risk-aware consensual kink, a BDSM term
- A term in climbing
- A slang term for breasts
- Navy jargon for bed
rack in Spanish: Rack (desambiguación)
rack in Japanese: ラック
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