Definition of Racking

1. Adjective. Causing great physical or mental suffering. "A wrenching pain"

Exact synonyms: Wrenching
Similar to: Painful



Definition of Racking

1. n. Spun yarn used in racking ropes.

Definition of Racking

1. Noun. (roofing) A method of asphalt shingle application, whereby shingle courses are applied vertically, up the roof rather than laterally across and up. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) spun yarn used in racking ropes ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of rack) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Racking

1. rack [v] - See also: rack

Lexicographical Neighbors of Racking

racketer
racketers
racketier
racketiest
racketiness
racketing
racketry
rackets
rackett
racketts
rackety
rackful
rackfuls
rackie
rackies
racking (current term)
racking bend
racking bends
racking off
rackingly
rackings
rackle
rackless
rackmount
rackmounts
racks
racks off
rackwork
rackworks

Literary usage of Racking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"Whereunto he an- ' swered that he was punished ' for religion himself, and had been twice on the rack, and ' that racking was more griev- ' ous than hanging ..."

2. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"Whereunto he an- ' swered that he was punished ' for religion himself, and had ' been twice on the rack, and ' that racking was more griev- ' ous than ..."

3. The London Journal of Arts and Sciences, and Repertory of Patent Inventions by William Newton (1842)
"The extra guide bar o, is racked by an ordinary racking wheel, exactly like the front guide bar racking wheel, and by a fancy racking wheel, fixed upon the ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"His fanaticism often led him into many acts of cruelty, one of the worst being the racking and burning of 40 Jews in Breslau, on the charge of profaning the ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"... the beer at any time or times previous to racking off and bunging or bottling. "In order that those skilled in the art may make and use our invention, ..."

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