rackan

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English rakente, from Old English racente ‎(chain, fetter) and Old Norse rekendi ‎(chain); both from Proto-Germanic *rakentǭ ‎(fetter), from Proto-Indo-European *reǵ- ‎(to bind). Cognate with Old High German rahhenza ‎(chain). See also rackle.

Noun[edit]

rackan ‎(plural rackans)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England) A chain or bar drilled with holes to accommodate pot-hooks from which cooking vessels can be suspended over a fire; a pot-hook.

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