Definition of rache in US English:

rache

(English Regional, Northern ratch)

noun

historical
  • A hunting dog which pursues its prey by scent.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Cleopatra Glossary. Cognate with Old Icelandic rakki, Norwegian rakke, Old Swedish rakke (Swedish racka), Old Danish rakkae (Danish rakke) dog, and further with the derivatives Dutch rekel, Middle Low German rēkel dog, further etymology uncertain and disputed: perhaps further related to rake. Compare German regional (Switzerland) Rache hunting dog.

Pronunciation

rache

/ratʃ/