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Rack 1Definition: Same as Arrack.
Rack 2Definition: The neck and spine of a fore quarter of veal or mutton.
Rack 3Definition: A wreck; destruction.
Rack 4Definition: Thin, flying, broken
clouds, or any portion of floating vapor in the sky.
Rack 5Definition: To fly, as vapor or broken
Rack 6Definition: To amble fast, causing a rocking or swaying motion of the body; to pace; said of a horse.
Rack 7Definition: A fast amble.
Rack 8Definition: To draw off from the lees or sediment, as wine.
Rack 9Definition: An instrument or frame used for stretching, extending, retaining, or displaying, something.
Rack 10Definition: An engine of torture, consisting of a large frame, upon which the body was gradually stretched until, sometimes, the
joints were dislocated; formerly used judicially for extorting
criminals or suspected
Rack 11Definition: An instrument for bending a bow.
Rack 12Definition: A grate on which bacon is laid.
Rack 13Definition: A frame or device of various construction for holding, and preventing the waste of, hay, grain,
etc., supplied to
Rack 14Definition: A frame on which
articles are deposited for keeping or arranged for display; as, a clothes rack; a bottle rack,
Rack 15Definition: A piece or frame of wood, having several sheaves, through which the running rigging
passes; called also rack block. Also, a frame to hold shot.
Rack 16Definition: A frame or table on which
ores are separated or washed.
Rack 17Definition: A frame fitted to a wagon for carrying hay, straw, or grain on the stalk, or other bulky
Rack 18Definition: A distaff.
Rack 19Definition: A bar with teeth on its face, or edge, to work with those of a wheel, pinion, or worm, which is to drive it or be driven by it.
Rack 20Definition: That which is extorted; exaction.
Rack 21Definition: To extend by the application of force; to stretch or strain; specifically, to stretch on the rack or wheel; to torture by an engine which
Rack 22Definition: To torment; to torture; to affect with extreme pain or anguish.
Rack 23Definition: To stretch or strain, in a figurative sense; hence, to harass, or oppress by extortion.
Rack 24Definition: To wash on a rack, as
metals or ore.
Rack 25Definition: To bind together, as two
ropes, with cross
turns of yarn, marline,
rack 26Definition: a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot
strikes the ground separately
rack 27Definition: a support for displaying various
newspapers were arranged on a rack"
rack 28Definition: framework for holding
rack 29Definition: an instrument of torture that
rack 30Definition: the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"
rack 31Definition: rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
rack 32Definition: torture on the rack
rack 33Definition: seize together, as of parallel
ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
rack 34Definition: work on a rack; "rack leather"
rack 35Definition: stretch to the
limits; "rack one''s
rack 36Definition: torment emotionally or mentally
rack 37Definition: draw off from the lees; "rack wine"
rack 38Definition: fly in high wind
rack 39Definition: run before a gale
rack 40Definition: go at a rack; "the
rack 41Definition: 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"
rack 42Definition: put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera"