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Princeton's WordNet

  1. racking, wrenching(adj)

    causing great physical or mental suffering

    "a wrenching pain"


  1. racking(Noun)

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

  2. racking(Noun)

    spun yarn used in racking ropes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Racking

    of Rack

  2. Racking(noun)

    spun yarn used in racking ropes


  1. Racking

    Racking, often referred to as Soutirage or Soutirage traditionnel, also filtering or fining, is a method in wine production of moving wine from one barrel to another using gravity rather than a pump, which can be disruptive to a wine. The process is also known as Abstich in German and travaso in Italian. Alexis Lichine's Encyclopedia of Wines and Spirits defines racking as "siphoning wine or beer off the lees or trub, into a new, clean barrel or other vessel." Racking allows clarification and aids in stabilization. Wine that is allowed to age on the lees often develops "off-tastes." A racking hose or tube is used and can be attached to a racking cane to make the task easier. The racking process is repeated several times during the aging of wine. Several notable winemakers including Jean-Claude Berrouet and Daniel Baron still use the process as they believe it produces a higher quality wine.

Editors Contribution

  1. racking

    A type of framework or structure created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles and used for a variety of purposes.

    Racking is used in warehouses, vehicles and other forms of transport.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on May 7, 2016  

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  1. arcking

  2. carking

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of racking in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of racking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of racking in a Sentence

  1. James Obergefell:

    It's nerve-racking, it's exciting, but it's also scary.

  2. Jeff Green:

    Leading up to it was nerve-racking, i couldn't run. I couldn't touch a basketball. I couldn't get stressed out, it was tough.

  3. Chrissy Metz:

    You know, when you have to take seriously, it is a little more nerve-racking, when you're joking around on an interview, it's different. But, no, I'm excited.

  4. W. Somerset Maugham:

    Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.

  5. John Carey:

    I'm inclined to think we'll reach some agreements and move forward... but certainly there's a lot of posturing and positioning, and it can be a little nerve-racking for investors who are wondering which companies and which countries might be affected and how.

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