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A series of one or more shelves, stacked one above the other
A frame on the back or front of a bike that enables fastening of luggage.
A device, incorporating a ratchet, used to torture victims by stretching them beyond their natural limits.
1596-97, (w), ''(w)'', Act III Scene 2
- Ay, but I fear you speak upon the rack,
- Where men enforced do speak anything.
A set of antlers (as on deer, moose or elk).
''I bought a rack of lamb at the butcher's yesterday.''
A hollow triangle used for aligning the balls at the start of a game.
A woman's breasts.
A friction device for abseiling, consisting of a frame with five or more metal bars, around which the rope is threaded.
''I used almost a full rack on the second pitch.''
To place in or hang on a rack.
To torture (someone) on the rack.
- He was racked and miserably tormented.
2011, Thomas Penn, ''Winter King'', Penguin 2012, p. 228:
- As the poet Sir Thomas Wyatt later recalled, his father, Henry VII's jewel-house keeper Henry Wyatt, had been racked on the orders of Richard III, who had sat there and watched.
To cause (someone) to suffer pain.
(RQ:Shakespeare Merchant of Venice)
- The landlords there shamefully rack their tenants.
- They rack a Scripture simile beyond the true intent thereof.
To put the balls into the triangular rack and set them in place on the table.
To strike a male in the testicles.
To (manually) load (a round of ammunition) from the magazine or belt into firing position in an automatic or semiautomatic firearm.
To wash (metals, ore, etc.) on a rack.
To bind together, as two ropes, with cross turns of yarn, marline, etc.
To move the slide bar on a shotgun in order to chamber the next round
''If you're going to have to use it defensively, have the shotgun already loaded and ready for use. The last thing you want to have to do is rack the slide, which could give away your position, in which case it may very well'' be ''the last thing you ever do.''
Tending to shear a structure (that is, force it to move in different directions at different points).
''The racking strength of a wall system is defined in terms of its ability to resist horizontal inplane shear forces. The shear, or racking, forces which act on wail systems arise primarily from wind.''(cite report )
''Post-and-lintel construction racks easily; diagonal bracing strengthens it considerably, preventing the rectangles of the frame from becoming parallelograms.''
To stretch a person's joints.
To fly, as vapour or broken clouds
Thin, flying, broken clouds, or any portion of floating vapour in the sky.
(quote-book) pass without noise.
- And the night rack came rolling up.
1607, (w), ''(w)'', Act IV, scene 14
- Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish ... That which is now a horse ... The rack dislimns, and makes it indistinct
- It is in common practice to draw wine or beer from the lees (which we call racking), whereby it will clarify much the sooner.
A fast amble.
- All goes to rack.
(quote-journal)|page=247|date=13 February 1869| passage=Now, sir, you would say a skin is a skin, we say it is a ' whole,' or a 'half,' or a 'quarter,' or a 'rack,' or a 'sucker. Suckers are skins of infant rabbits, and of little value. Eight racks are equal to one whole.|title=Rabbit Skin