rack of mutton

 the neck or crag. Lane.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • rack — rack1 [rak] n. [ME racke < LowG rack < IE * rek , to project, bar > ROCK2] 1. a framework, grating, case, stand, etc. for holding or displaying various things [clothes rack, dish rack, pipe rack, bomb rack]: often used in combination:… …   English World dictionary

  • Rack — Rack, n. [AS. hracca neck, hinder part of the head; cf. AS. hraca throat, G. rachen throat, E. retch.] The neck and spine of a fore quarter of veal or mutton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rack — rack1 rackingly, adv. /rak/, n. 1. a framework of bars, wires, or pegs on which articles are arranged or deposited: a clothes rack; a luggage rack. 2. a fixture containing several tiered shelves, often affixed to a wall: a book rack; a spice rack …   Universalium

  • rack — I [[t]ræk[/t]] n. 1) a framework of bars, pegs, etc., on which articles are arranged or deposited: a clothes rack[/ex] 2) cvb a fixture containing tiered shelves, often affixed to a wall: a spice rack[/ex] 3) a framework set up on a vehicle to… …   From formal English to slang

  • rack — I. /ræk / (say rak) noun 1. a framework of bars, wires, or pegs on which articles are arranged or deposited (used especially in composition): a shoe rack; wine rack. 2. a spreading framework, fixed or movable, for carrying hay, straw, or the like …   Australian English dictionary

  • rack — I. noun Etymology: Middle English rak rain cloud, rapid movement Date: 14th century a wind driven mass of high often broken clouds II. intransitive verb Date: 1590 to fly or scud in high wind III. noun Etymology: Middle English, probably from… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mutton — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lamb, sheep flesh, mouton (French); see meat , sheep . Cuts of mutton include: shoulder, leg, spigot (Scotch), rib chop, loin chop, lamb chop, rack of lamb, crown roast, shank, leg of lamb, brisket …   English dictionary for students

  • rack — I. n. 1. Torture, torment, anguish, agony, pang, extreme pain. 2. Crib, manger. 3. Neck (of mutton), crag. 4. Mist, vapor, flying cloud, moisture, dampness. 5. (Naut.) Fairleader. 6. Stand, frame …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Lamb and mutton — Mutton redirects here. For goat meat used interchangeably with mutton, see Goat meat. For other uses, see Mutton (disambiguation). Leg and rack of lamb Lamb, mutton, and hogget (UK, New Zealand and Australia)[1] …   Wikipedia

  • lamb — /lam/, n. 1. a young sheep. 2. the meat of a young sheep. 3. a person who is gentle, meek, innocent, etc.: Their little daughter is such a lamb. 4. a person who is easily cheated or outsmarted, esp. an inexperienced speculator. 5. the Lamb,… …   Universalium


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