Definition of luggage rack in US English:

luggage rack


  • A shelf for stowing luggage, typically overhead, in a bus or train.

    ‘those luggage racks were always full of bags’
    • ‘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 put his bag in a luggage rack and as more passengers got on the train he was pushed further away from it.’
    • ‘Hoops have been added to luggage racks to prevent luggage being thrown around.’
    • ‘We took the train from Manchester, and promptly left our umbrellas in the luggage rack at Harwich.’
    • ‘About halfway back a largish spider suddenly fell on to me from the luggage rack above.’
    • ‘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?"’
    • ‘The notebook computer was stolen from a luggage rack on a train in Paddington Station.’
    • ‘This coach had a condensation problem, and water from the air conditioning system had rendered the luggage rack, and the seats near it, useless.’
    • ‘He closes the door to the overhead luggage rack containing his bag and takes his seat.’
    • ‘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.’