One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A shelf for stowing luggage, typically overhead, in a coach or train.‘those luggage racks were always full of bags’
- ‘We took the train from Manchester, and promptly left our umbrellas in the luggage rack at Harwich.’
- ‘He closes the door to the overhead luggage rack containing his bag and takes his seat.’
- ‘About halfway back a largish spider suddenly fell on to me from the luggage rack above.’
- ‘He explained where the luggage rack was on the lower level, the locations of the rest rooms on both levels, and where the shower was.’
- ‘He might have made it too, if it wasn't for the little old lady blocking the gangway, trying to get her case onto the luggage rack.’
- ‘He put his bag in a luggage rack and as more passengers got on the train he was pushed further away from it.’
- ‘This coach had a condensation problem, and water from the air conditioning system had rendered the luggage rack, and the seats near it, useless.’
- ‘Hoops have been added to luggage racks to prevent luggage being thrown around.’
- ‘The notebook computer was stolen from a luggage rack on a train in Paddington Station.’
- ‘I was travelling on the sleeper to Inverness when a man in the compartment pointed to the luggage rack and said, "And what have you got in there?"’
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