rack

Part of speech: verb

To torture; pain; stretch; tear; strain.

Part of speech: verb

To draw off from the lees, as liquors.

Part of speech: verb

To move, as a horse, with the gait called rack.

Part of speech: noun

A machine for stretching or straining; an instrument of torture by which the limbs were stretched or strained.

Part of speech: noun

An open grating or frame work.

Part of speech: noun

A bar having teeth that engage with those of a gear - wheel.

Part of speech: noun

A quadruped's motion resembling the pace, two feet on a side being moved at once.

Part of speech: noun

Thin, flying clouds; any floating vapor.

Part of speech: noun

Same as WRACK; obsolete except in the pharse " to go to rack and ruin.".

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Usage examples "rack":

  1. I was sleeping in the station, way up on top of a tire rack. - "The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography", Johnson, Clarence Edgar.
  2. But if that is so it is a misfortune, not a crime for which one should be put on the rack! - "The Adventure of Living", John St. Loe Strachey.
  3. " Let's sit here, Miller," he said, having selected a seat near the rear of the car and deposited his suitcase in a rack. - "The Marrow of Tradition", Charles W. Chesnutt.