One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A rack for holding tobacco pipes.
- ‘In freshman wood shop class, when we were assigned to build a pipe rack for our dads, mine was so bad I ended up turning in a wooden paddle instead.’
- ‘Being a bit of a woodworker, I'm thinking about building myself a pipe rack.’
2US A rack made of tubular metal piping on which clothes are displayed for sale.
pipe rack/ˈpīp ˌrak/
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