rack·​an | \ ˈrakən\
variants: or less commonly reckan \ ˈrekən \
plural -s

Definition of rackan

1 obsolete : chain, fetter
2 dialectal, chiefly England : a hook for hanging pots over a fire

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History and Etymology for rackan

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

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