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English definition of “rack”

rack

noun (FRAME)    /ræk/
[C] a frame or shelf, often formed of bars, that is used to hold things: a vegetable rack a plate rack a luggage rackFrames and structures [C] US (UK frame) a wooden or plastic triangle used to arrange the balls at the start of a game of billiards, pool, snooker, etc.Snooker, pool and billiards the rack in the past, a device to which people were tied that stretched their bodies by pulling their arms in one direction and their legs in the other direction, usually used as a way of forcing them to give informationPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments
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