rackan

noun rack·an \ˈrakən\
variants: less commonly

reckan

\ˈrekən\

Definition of rackan

plural

-s

  1. 1 obsolete :  chain, fetter

  2. 2 dialectal, chiefly England :  a hook for hanging pots over a fire

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Origin and Etymology of rackan

Middle English racand, from Old English racente; akin to Old High German rahchinza chain, Old Norse rekendi


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