[ noun ] framework for holding objects
Used in print(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)
In the lower center rack an 8 - channel recorder indicates the percentage of carbon_dioxide and nitrogen from the upper and lower lobes of one lung , the total volume of inhalation per breath , the flow of air from both lobes , and the pressure of the two lobes with_respect_to each_other .(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
He walked up_to the lieutenant 's office , leaned wearily against the gun rack that housed four rifles and a gas_gun nobody remembered having used and a submachine_gun that was occasionally tried_out on the Academy_Range .(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)
Haying_time was close at_hand , and they needed some strong branches to repair a hay rack .(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)
Quickly but carefully lowering my duffel_bag over the low side rack , I stepped_on the running_board ; it flopped down , sprang back up and gouged my shin .
I seized the rack and made a western style flying mount just_in_time , one of my knees mercifully landing on my duffel_bag - and merely wrecking my camera , I was to discover later - my other knee landing on the slivery truck floor_boards and - but this is no medical_report .
[ verb ] stretch to the limits
"rack one's brains"
Used in print(Harry Olesker, Impact....)
At the end of the half-hour , racking his brains , thinking over_and_over_again of Kitti , her friends , her past , he left the bedroom .
[ verb ] draw off from the lees, as of wine
[ verb ] fly in high wind
[ verb ] torture on the rack
[ verb ] 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"
[ verb ] work by a rack and pinion or worm so as to extend or contract
"rack a camera"