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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
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • Completed setting the main process area pipe rack modules.
  • Suppression tasks included cooling the structure and controlling, approaching, and extinguishing the multi-fueled pipe rack fi re.
  • They were rolling drill pipe on to the last two pipe matts and part of a third of the pipe rack.
  • The pipe rack needs to be well designed and strong enough to support the amount of pipe to be stored.
  • Employee was descending the stairs from the pipe rack to the active mud pits carrying a bag of chemicals under his right arm.

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