rack

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: rack

1
nv
framework for holding objects
work on a rack
2
nv
an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
torture on the rack
3
n
the destruction or collapse of something
4
n
rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
5
nv
a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
go at a rack
6
v
fly in high wind
7
v
draw off from the lees
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: rack
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n framework for holding objects

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barbecue, barbeque
a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
bicycle rack
a rack for parking bicycles
carrier
a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like
coat rack, coatrack, hatrack
a rack with hooks for temporarily holding coats and hats
dish rack
a rack for holding dishes as dishwater drains off of them
hayrack
a rack that holds hay for feeding livestock
pipe rack
a rack for holding a smoker's pipes
plate rack
a rack for holding plates to dry after they have been washed
tie rack
a rack for storing ties
toastrack
a rack for holding slices of toast
towel horse, towel rack
a rack consisting of one or more bars on which towels can be hung
bomb rack
a device on an aircraft for carrying bombs
luggage carrier
carrier (as behind a bicycle seat) for luggage
luggage rack, roof rack
carrier for holding luggage above the seats of a train or on top of a car
ski rack
a carrier for holding skis on top of a vehicle
Type of:
framework
a structure supporting or containing something

n a support for displaying various articles

“the newspapers were arranged on a rack
Synonyms:
stand
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bier
a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial
cruet-stand
a stand for cruets containing various condiments
dress rack
a rack used primarily to display dresses for sale in a store
magazine rack
a rack for displaying magazines
music rack, music stand
a light stand for holding sheets of printed music
spice rack
a rack for displaying containers filled with spices
tripod
a three-legged rack used for support
camera tripod
a tripod used to support a camera
catafalque
a decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral
easel
an upright tripod for displaying something (usually an artist's canvas)
Type of:
support
any device that bears the weight of another thing

v work on a rack

rack leather”
Type of:
process, work, work on
shape, form, or improve a material

v put on a rack and pinion

rack a camera”
Type of:
put to work, work
cause to work

v seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block

Type of:
clutch, prehend, seize
take hold of; grab
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n an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims

Synonyms:
wheel
Type of:
instrument of torture
an instrument of punishment designed and used to inflict torture on the condemned person

n a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body

Type of:
torture, torturing
the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason

v torture on the rack

Type of:
excruciate, torment, torture
subject to torture

v stretch to the limits

rack one's brains”
Type of:
strain, stress, try
test the limits of

v torment emotionally or mentally

Synonyms:
excruciate, torment, torture
Type of:
anguish, hurt, pain
cause emotional anguish or make miserable

v obtain by coercion or intimidation

Synonyms:
extort, gouge, squeeze, wring
Types:
bleed
get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
Type of:
fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge
rip off; ask an unreasonable price
3

n the destruction or collapse of something

Synonyms:
wrack
Type of:
demolition, destruction, wipeout
an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
4

n rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton

Types:
crown roast, rack of lamb
a roast of the rib section of lamb
Type of:
cut, cut of meat
a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
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n a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately

Synonyms:
single-foot
Type of:
gait
a horse's manner of moving

v go at a rack

Synonyms:
single-foot
Type of:
pace
go at a pace
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v fly in high wind

Type of:
fly, wing
travel through the air; be airborne

v run before a gale

Synonyms:
scud
Type of:
sail
travel on water propelled by wind
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v draw off from the lees

rack wine”
Type of:
draw, take out
take liquid out of a container or well
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