Meaning of RACK in English

I. noun Etymology: Middle English rak rain cloud, rapid movement Date: 14th century a wind-driven mass of high often broken clouds, II. intransitive verb Date: 1590 to fly or scud in high wind, III. noun see: right Date: 14th century a framework for holding fodder for livestock, an instrument of torture on which a body is stretched, 3. a. a cause of anguish or pain, acute suffering, the action of straining or wrenching, a framework, stand, or grating on or in which articles are placed, 5. a bar with teeth on one face for gearing with a pinion or worm gear to transform rotary motion to linear motion or vice versa (as in an automobile steering mechanism), a notched bar used as a ratchet to engage with a pawl, click, or detent, a pair of antlers, a triangular frame used to set up the balls in a pool game, bed , sack , ~ful noun IV. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb to torture on the ~, to cause to suffer torture, pain, anguish, or ruin , 3. to stretch or strain violently , to raise (rents) oppressively, to harass or oppress with high rents or extortions, to work or treat (material) on a ~, to work by a ~ and pinion or worm so as to extend or contract , to seize (as parallel ropes of a tackle) together, to place (as pool balls) in a ~, intransitive verb to become forced out of shape or out of plumb, see: afflict ~er noun ~ingly adverb V. transitive verb see: edify Date: 15th century to draw off (as wine) from the lees, VI. intransitive verb Etymology: probably alteration of 1rock Date: 1530 to go at a ~, VII. noun Date: 1580 either of two gaits of a horse:, pace 4b, a fast showy 4-beat gait, VIII. noun Etymology: perhaps from 3~ Date: 1570 the neck and spine of a forequarter of veal, pork, or especially mutton, the rib section of a lamb's forequarters used for chops or as a roast, IX. noun Etymology: alteration of w~ Date: 1592 destruction

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