Complete Definition of "rack"

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English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ræk/
audio|en-us-rack.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|æk

Etymology 1
Middle English

Noun
en-noun

  1. a series of one or more shelf|shelves, stacked one above the other
  2. a frame with which to hang various items.
  3. a device used to torture victims by stretching them beyond their natural limits.
  4. a pair of antlers (as on deer, moose or elk).
  5. a cut of meat involving several adjacent ribs

#: I bought a rack of lamb at the butcher's yesterday.

  1. billiards A triangle used for alignment at the start of a game.
  2. slang a woman's breasts.

Translations
trans-top|series of shelves
Dutch: rek
Finnish: räkki, teline
French: étagère
trans-mid
Portuguese: estante f, armário m
Spanish: estante
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trans-top|torture device
Dutch: pijnbank
Finnish: piinapenkki
trans-mid
Swedish: sträckbänk c
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trans-top|frame for hanging objects
Finnish: naulakko
trans-mid
Swedish: (for clothing) klädhängare c
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trans-top|cut of meat
French: carré
Swedish: revbensspjäll
trans-mid
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trans-top|woman's breasts
Finnish: rintavarustus (literally "chest equipment"), rinnat p
trans-mid
Swedish: hylla c (literally "shelf")
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Verb
en-verb

  1. to place in or hang on a rack
  2. context|sports|billiards|snooker|pool To put the balls into the triangular rack and set them in place on the table.

Etymology 2
OE. reċċan

Verb
en-verb

  1. stretch joints of a person

Etymology 3
ME. rakken

Verb
en-verb

  1. To clarify beer, wine or cider by draining or siphoning it from the dregs

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