Pronunciation: răkt
n.1.Same as Arrack.
1.The neck and spine of a fore quarter of veal or mutton.
1.A wreck; destruction.
Rack and ruin
destruction; utter ruin.
To go to rack
to perish; to be destroyed.
- Pepys.
1.Thin, flying, broken clouds, or any portion of floating vapor in the sky.
And the night rack came rolling up.
- C. Kingsley.
v. i.1.To fly, as vapor or broken clouds.
1.To amble fast, causing a rocking or swaying motion of the body; to pace; - said of a horse.
[imp. & p. p. Racked (răkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Racking.]
n.1.A fast amble.
v. t.1.To draw off from the lees or sediment, as wine.
Rack vintage
wine cleansed and drawn from the lees.
- Cowell.
n.1.An instrument or frame used for stretching, extending, retaining, or displaying, something.
2.(Naut.) An instrument for bending a bow.
2.(Mech.) 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.
3.That which is extorted; exaction.
Mangle rack
(Mach.) See under Mangle. n.
Rack block
f - (Naut.) See def. 1 (f), above.
Rack lashing
a lashing or binding where the rope is tightened, and held tight by the use of a small stick of wood twisted around.
Rack rail
(Railroads) a toothed rack, laid as a rail, to afford a hold for teeth on the driving wheel of a locomotive for climbing steep gradients, as in ascending a mountain.
Rack saw
a saw having wide teeth.
Rack stick
the stick used in a rack lashing.
To be on the rack
to suffer torture, physical or mental.
To live at rack and manger
to live on the best at another's expense.
To put to the rack
to subject to torture; to torment.
v. t.1.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.
2.To torment; to torture; to affect with extreme pain or anguish.
3.To stretch or strain, in a figurative sense; hence, to harass, or oppress by extortion.
They [landlords] rack their rents an ace too high.
- Gascoigne.
4.(Mining) To wash on a rack, as metals or ore.
5.(Naut.) To bind together, as two ropes, with cross turns of yarn, marline, etc.
To rack one's brains
to exert one's thinking processes to the utmost for the purpose of accomplishing something; as, I racked my brains out trying to find a way to solve the problem.
Noun1.Rackrack - framework for holding objects
2.rack - rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
3.rack - the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"
Synonyms: wrack
4.rack - an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
Synonyms: wheel
5.rack - a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
Synonyms: stand
6.rack - a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
Synonyms: single-foot
Verb1.rack - go at a rack; "the horses single-footed"
Synonyms: single-foot
2.rack - stretch to the limits; "rack one's brains"
3.rack - put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera"
4.rack - 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"
Synonyms: extort, gouge, wring, squeeze
5.rack - run before a gale
Synonyms: scud
6.rack - fly in high wind
7.rack - draw off from the lees; "rack wine"
8.rack - torment emotionally or mentally
9.rack - work on a rack; "rack leather"
10.rack - seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
11.rack - torture on the rack

RACK, punishments. An engine with which to torture a supposed criminal, in order to extort a confession of his supposed crime, and the names of his supposed accomplices. Unknown in the United States.
     2. This instrument, known by the nickname of the Duke of Exeter's daughter, was in use in England. Barr. on the Stat. 866 12 S. & R. 227.

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rack and pinion
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Rack block
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