Definition of "rack" []

  • A framework or stand in or on which to hold, hang, or display various articles: a trophy rack; a rack for baseball bats in the dugout; a drying rack for laundry. (noun)
  • Games A triangular frame for arranging billiard or pool balls at the start of a game. (noun)
  • A receptacle for livestock feed. (noun)
  • A frame for holding bombs in an aircraft. (noun)
  • Slang A bunk; a bed. (noun)
  • A framework for holding, carrying, or displaying a specific load or object (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A toothed bar designed to engage a pinion to form a mechanism that will interconvert rotary and rectilinear motions (noun)
  • A framework fixed to an aircraft for carrying bombs, rockets, etc (noun)
  • A cause or state of mental or bodily stress, suffering, etc; anguish; torment (esp in the phrase on the rack) (noun)
  • A woman's breasts (noun)
  • The triangular frame used to arrange the balls for the opening shot (noun)
  • The balls so grouped (noun)
  • To torture on the rack (verb)
  • To cause great stress or suffering to (verb)
  • To strain or shake (something) violently, as by great physical force (verb)
  • To place or arrange in or on a rack (verb)
  • To move (parts of machinery or a mechanism) using a toothed rack (verb)
  • To raise (rents) exorbitantly; rack-rent (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "rack" in a sentence
  • "As of version 0.9.4 (released this week), racksh uses Bryan Helmkamp's rack-test to simulate HTTP requests to your Rack application via the $rack variable."
  • "Clothes pins attached to one side hold flatware and smaller items while the built in rack is suitable for anything you can throw at it (but the kitchen sink!)."
  • "Or, in this case, right into the word rack of your opponent."