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racker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n racker an attendant who puts pool or billiard balls into a rack
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Racker A horse that has a racking gait.
    • Racker One who racks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n racker One who puts to the rack; a torturer or tormentor.
    • n racker One who wrests, twists, or distorts.
    • n racker One who harasses by exactions: as, a racker of tenants.
    • n racker A horse that moves with a racking gait.
    • n racker A device for racking liquor, or drawing it off from the lees; also, a person who racks liquors.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Racker one who tortures
    • n Racker a horse that moves in this gait
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. rack, to drift, or rock.

Usage

In literature:

I hate his wretched little Racker Sect, All's ever I heard of it, which isn't much.
"Mountain Interval" by Robert Frost
The watch-dog rushed out at Racker; but as soon as he saw the spiked collar he fled.
"Landolin" by Berthold Auerbach
Rackers will go a six-mile gait, single-footers much faster.
"Patroclus and Penelope" by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
A rough racker or pacer will prove almost as wearisome as the jog-trotter.
"The American Horsewoman" by Elizabeth Karr
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In news:

Charles Rackers, left, speaks to Gov Jay Nixon on Wednesday, Aug 15, as they check out the flow from the new cost-share well on the Rackers' Clarksburg Farms.
Clarksburg Farms owners Charles Rackers, far left, and Carol Rackers, far right, talk with Mo.
Or "rackers" -- help companies fix technology problems by giving "fanatical support".
Novak is kicking well in Arizona's camp, but would they really keep Rackers and Novak.
Neil Rackers, who both performed well according to a source, as well as younger kickers Garrett Lindholm and.
Mare beat out veterans Billy Cundiff and Neil Rackers, who both performed well according to a source, as well as younger kickers Garrett Lindholm and Justin Medlock, whom the Panthers released last month.
Among the free-agent kickers available are Nate Kaeding, Ryan Longwell, Neil Rackers, John Kasay, Billy Cundiff and Dave Rayner.
The program will rack the rental departments on a shared-revenue basis, a structure under which the racker owns the tapes, fixtures and computer system, while the retailer provides the labor and space.
Call Rackers Equipment Company at 573-635-8700.
Email Rackers Equipment Company at [email protected]
It's not known specifically what kickers will be present but free agents that have been popular in tryouts for other clubs recently include veterans Billy Cundiff, Olindo Mare and Neil Rackers.
From left, Liz McCrory, Emily Thomas and Emily Rackers dance to "Time Warp " last night in front of The Blue Note stage during a screening of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show".
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