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Definitions of rack:
  • noun:   a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
  • noun:   a support for displaying various articles
    Example: "The newspapers were arranged on a rack"
  • noun:   framework for holding objects
  • noun:   an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
  • noun:   rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
  • noun:   the destruction or collapse of something
    Example: "Wrack and ruin"
  • verb:   put on a rack and pinion
    Example: "Rack a camera"
  • verb:   torture on the rack
  • verb:   seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
  • verb:   work on a rack
    Example: "Rack leather"
  • verb:   stretch to the limits
    Example: "Rack one's brains"
  • verb:   draw off from the lees
    Example: "Rack wine"
  • verb:   fly in high wind
  • verb:   run before a gale
  • verb:   go at a rack
  • verb:   obtain by coercion or intimidation
  • verb:   torment emotionally or mentally
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #42421)

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