brack

1 of 4

chiefly Scottish past tense of break

brack

2 of 4

adjective

ˈbrak
1
dialectal : brackish, briny
brack water
2
or brak
"
Africa : alkali
brack soil

brack

3 of 4

noun (1)

"
plural -s
1
dialectal : salt water : brine
2
or brak
"
Africa : alkali especially in soil

brack

4 of 4

noun

"
plural -s
1
archaic : a crack or fissure in a solid body : break, breach
2
dialectal : a flaw especially in cloth

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Dutch brak salty from Middle Dutch brac; akin to Middle Low German brak salty, & perhaps to Middle Dutch broec swampy ground, Old English brōc brook

Noun

alteration of break entry 2

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“Brack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brack. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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