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Rack

Definition: Same as Arrack.

Rack

Definition: The neck and spine of a fore quarter of veal or mutton.

Rack

Definition: A wreck; destruction.

Rack

Definition: Thin, flying, broken clouds, or any portion of floating vapor
in the sky.

Rack

Definition: To fly, as vapor or broken clouds.

Rack

Definition: To amble fast, causing a rocking or swaying motion of the
body; to pace; -- said of a horse.

Rack

Definition: A fast amble.

Rack

Definition: To draw off from the lees or sediment, as wine.

Rack

Definition: An instrument or frame used for stretching, extending,
retaining, or displaying, something.

Rack

Definition: 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 confessions from
criminals or suspected persons.

Rack

Definition: An instrument for bending a bow.

Rack

Definition: A grate on which bacon is laid.

Rack

Definition: A frame or device of various construction for holding, and
preventing the waste of, hay, grain, etc., supplied to beasts.

Rack

Definition: A frame on which articles are deposited for keeping or
arranged for display; as, a clothes rack; a bottle rack, etc.

Rack

Definition: 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

Definition: A frame or table on which ores are separated or washed.

Rack

Definition: A frame fitted to a wagon for carrying hay, straw, or grain
on the stalk, or other bulky loads.

Rack

Definition: A distaff.

Rack

Definition: 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

Definition: That which is extorted; exaction.

Rack

Definition: 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 strains the limbs and pulls the joints.

Rack

Definition: To torment; to torture; to affect with extreme pain or
anguish.

Rack

Definition: To stretch or strain, in a figurative sense; hence, to
harass, or oppress by extortion.

Rack

Definition: To wash on a rack, as metals or ore.

Rack

Definition: To bind together, as two ropes, with cross turns of yarn,
marline, etc.