Definition of RACKS

noun : RACKS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) framework for holding objects ;

  • 2. (

    ) rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton ;

  • 3. (

    ) the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin" ;

  • 4. (

    ) an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims ;

  • 5. (

    ) a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body ;

  • 7. (

    ) a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately ;

verb : RACKS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) stretch to the limits; "rack one's brains" ;

  • 3. (

    ) put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) draw off from the lees; "rack wine" ;

  • 9. (

    ) work on a rack; "rack leather" ;

  • 10. (

    ) seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block ;

  • 11. (

    ) torture on the rack ;


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