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pipe rack

noun
1.
a usually wheeled rack of metal piping on which to hang clothing, as in a store.
2.
a small rack, usually of wood, for holding a smoker's pipes.

pipe-rack

[pahyp-rak] /ˈpaɪpˌræk/
adjective, Informal.
1.
offering services or goods at low cost because of avoidance of expensive interior decoration, as by displaying clothing for sale on plain pipe racks.
Origin of pipe-rack
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • His pipe rack must hold twenty pipes at least, and most of them are beautifully coloured.

    As the Crow Flies Walter Phelps Dodge
  • He stretched out his hand towards the pipe rack, filled another pipe and lit it.

    The Devil's Paw E. Phillips Oppenheim

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