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  • English Word Rack Definition A frame or table on which ores are separated or washed.
  • English Word Rack Definition A frame fitted to a wagon for carrying hay, straw, or grain on the stalk, or other bulky loads.
  • English Word Rack Definition A distaff.
  • English Word Rack Definition 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.
  • English Word Rack Definition That which is extorted; exaction.
  • English Word Rack Definition 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.
  • English Word Rack Definition To torment; to torture; to affect with extreme pain or anguish.
  • English Word Rack Definition To stretch or strain, in a figurative sense; hence, to harass, or oppress by extortion.
  • English Word Rack Definition To wash on a rack, as metals or ore.
  • English Word Rack Definition To bind together, as two ropes, with cross turns of yarn, marline, etc.
  • English Word Rack-rent Definition A rent of the full annual value of the tenement, or near it; an excessive or unreasonably high rent.
  • English Word Rack-rent Definition To subject to rack-rent, as a farm or tenant.
  • English Word Rack-renter Definition One who is subjected to paying rack-rent.
  • English Word Rack-renter Definition One who exacts rack-rent.
  • English Word Rackabones Definition A very lean animal, esp. a horse.
  • English Word Racked Definition of Rack
  • English Word Racker Definition One who racks.
  • English Word Racker Definition A horse that has a racking gait.
  • English Word Racket Definition A thin strip of wood, having the ends brought together, forming a somewhat elliptical hoop, across which a network of catgut or cord is stretched. It is furnished with a handle, and is used for catching or striking a ball in tennis and similar games.
  • English Word Racket Definition A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long-handled rackets; -- chiefly in the plural.
  • English Word Racket Definition A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.
  • English Word Racket Definition A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground.
  • English Word Racket Definition To strike with, or as with, a racket.
  • English Word Racket Definition Confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.
  • English Word Racket Definition A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
  • English Word Racket Definition To make a confused noise or racket.
  • English Word Racket Definition To engage in noisy sport; to frolic.
  • English Word Racket Definition To carouse or engage in dissipation.
  • English Word Racket-tail Definition Any one of several species of humming birds of the genus Steganura, having two of the tail feathers very long and racket-shaped.
  • English Word Racket-tailed Definition Having long and spatulate, or racket-shaped, tail feathers.