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I think I could walk into any music shop anywhere and with a guitar off the rack, a couple of basic pedals and an amp I could sound just like me. There's no devices, customized or otherwise, that give me my sound.
David Gilmour

Meaning of "the rack" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE RACK

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WHAT DOES THE RACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

the rack

Rack (torture)

The rack is a torture device consisting of a rectangular, usually wooden frame, slightly raised from the ground, with a roller at one or both ends. The victim's ankles are fastened to one roller and the wrists are chained to the other. As the interrogation progresses, a handle and ratchet attached to the top roller are used to very gradually stepwise increase the tension on the chains, inducing excruciating pain. By means of pulleys and levers this roller could be rotated on its own axis, thus straining the ropes until the sufferer's joints were dislocated and eventually separated. Additionally, if muscle fibres are stretched excessively, they lose their ability to contract, rendering them ineffective. One gruesome aspect of being stretched too far on the rack is the loud popping noises made by snapping cartilage, ligaments or bones. One powerful method for putting pressure upon prisoners was to force them to watch someone else being subjected to the rack.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE RACK

the rabble
the races
the rains
the Raj
the Ram
the Rand
the raw
the readies
the ready
the real
the real deal
the real thing
the Red Brigades
the Red Flag
the Red Planet
The Redeemer
the Reef
the Regency
the Renaissance
the renosterveld

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE RACK

bicycle rack
bike rack
bottle rack
CD rack
clothes rack
cloud rack
coat rack
cooling rack
cycle rack
dish rack
luggage rack
magazine rack
pipe rack
plate rack
roof rack
shoe rack
the right track
toast rack
towel rack
wine rack

Synonyms and antonyms of the rack in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the rack» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE RACK

Find out the translation of the rack to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the rack from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the rack» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

机架
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el rack
570 millions of speakers

English

the rack
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रैक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стойки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rack
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তাক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la crémaillère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

die Zahnstange
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ラック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giá đỡ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரேக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रॅक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

raf
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il rack
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Bagażnik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стійки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rack
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

το ράφι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die rak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

racket
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rack
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the rack

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE RACK»

The term «the rack» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.839 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE RACK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the rack

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3 QUOTES WITH «THE RACK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the rack.
1
Donald Faison
I like the way I look in a suit, and I wish I owned more. Actually, I wish I owned suits that fit me, I should say. You can buy off the rack and think, 'Oh, this is perfect.' But then you get a tailor-made suit for you, and it's a whole different animal. You don't just look good in a suit, you feel good in a suit.
2
David Gilmour
I think I could walk into any music shop anywhere and with a guitar off the rack, a couple of basic pedals and an amp I could sound just like me. There's no devices, customized or otherwise, that give me my sound.
3
Amy Irving
And you know, the baby boomers are getting older, and those off the rack clothes are just not fitting right any longer, and so, tailor-made suits are coming back into fashion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE RACK»

Discover the use of the rack in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the rack and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Popular Mechanics
The rack is basically a large gear that's been cut and flattened out, instead of being round like other gears. While the pinion and steering shaft are mounted so they can only rotate, the rack is free to slide back and forth in the housing. Each time ...
2
How To Build a Cheap Sports Car
This will make plumbing much easier, free up some lost horsepower, and lighten the nose of the car. If your car is fairly heavy, you'll pay for this in steering effort. In the case of a lightweight build, this isn't usually a problem. Each end of the rack ...
Keith Tanner
3
Come Rack! Come Rope!
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide.
Robert Hugh Benson, 2012
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Chilton's Auto Repair Manual, 1993-1997
Remove the 4 rack-to-cross- member bolts and work the rack free of the steering column. If there is difficulty disengaging the rack, it may be necessary to lower the steering column from the instrument panel and pull back slightly to disengage ...
Chilton Book Company, 1996
5
Identifying and Quantifying Rates of State Motor Fuel Tax ...
A number of states have moved the point of taxation to the rack. Some report an increase in revenue associated with the move, but some do not. For example, Texas shifted the point of taxation to the rack in January 2004, but has not seen a  ...
‎2008
6
Career Opportunities in the Music Industry
The Rack Jobber may have space in more than one store. The Rack Jobber buys records from a distributor. Since he or she has limited space, it is impossible to stock every CD, as a conventional record shop does. The most important records  ...
Shelly Field, 2010
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Server+ Certification: Training Guide
The doors and side panels help form both a secure envitonment and also ate designed to aid in cooling the equipment in the rack by conttolling aitflow patrerns. In most cases, multiple server racks can be joined together to form an installation ...
Elton Jernigan, 2002
8
Gear Geometry and Applied Theory
The standardized parameters are P = j- (see Section 10.4), ac, the dimensions of the dedendum and addendum of the rack-cutter, and the clearance parameter c. We have to differentiate between a conventional rack designed to be in mesh ...
Faydor L. Litvin, Alfonso Fuentes, 2004
9
Movable Bridge Engineering
TURNING MACHINERY The most critical part of the turning machinery for a swing bridge, other than the center support bearing, is the rack and pinion arrangement. In most swing bridges there has been inadequate attention given to this area, ...
Terry L. Koglin, 2003
10
Order-Fulfillment and Across-the-Dock Concepts, Design, and ...
the rack opening's pallet load weight. It is common for the upright frame and the load beam connection method to permit 2 to 3 inches adjustability of the rack opening vertical height. In a pallet order-fulfillment facility, the standard pallet- rack ...
David E. Mulcahy, John Dieltz, 2003

3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE RACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the rack is used in the context of the following news items.
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VCE Unveils Converged Rack With Quanta Compute and ScaleIO …
Another version of the rack can also be configured to add additional support for VMware EVO:RACK and VMware Virtual SAN software. The VxRack Systems is ... «Data Center Knowledge, May 15»
2
Woman Violently Savaged for Telling Off Mother at Nordstrom Rack
Natalie Bree Hajek-Richardson was apparently just minding her own business while waiting to check out at "The Rack" as people in the know call it, when she ... «Jezebel, Nov 14»
3
Judge Tosses Lawsuit By Plaza Hotel Asking To Have Citi Bike …
A Citi Bike rack is seen outside the Plaza Hotel in Midtown in Manhattan. ... In the suit filed last October, the hotel claimed the racks were “an eyesore” and ... «CBS Local, Apr 14»

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