Definitions of rack

The word rack uses 4 letters:ackr.

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n. - Same as Arrack. 2

n. - The neck and spine of a fore quarter of veal or mutton. 2

n. - A wreck; destruction. 2

n. - Thin, flying, broken clouds, or any portion of floating vapor in the sky. 2

v. i. - To fly, as vapor or broken clouds. 2

v. - To amble fast, causing a rocking or swaying motion of the body; to pace; -- said of a horse. 2

n. - A fast amble. 2

v. t. - To draw off from the lees or sediment, as wine. 2

a. - An instrument or frame used for stretching, extending, retaining, or displaying, something. 2

a. - 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. 2

a. - An instrument for bending a bow. 2

a. - A grate on which bacon is laid. 2

a. - A frame or device of various construction for holding, and preventing the waste of, hay, grain, etc., supplied to beasts. 2

a. - A frame on which articles are deposited for keeping or arranged for display; as, a clothes rack; a bottle rack, etc. 2

a. - 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. 2

a. - A frame or table on which ores are separated or washed. 2

a. - A frame fitted to a wagon for carrying hay, straw, or grain on the stalk, or other bulky loads. 2

a. - A distaff. 2

a. - 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. 2

a. - That which is extorted; exaction. 2

v. t. - 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

v. t. - To torment; to torture; to affect with extreme pain or anguish. 2

v. t. - To stretch or strain, in a figurative sense; hence, to harass, or oppress by extortion. 2

v. t. - To wash on a rack, as metals or ore. 2

v. t. - To bind together, as two ropes, with cross turns of yarn, marline, etc. 2

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