Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of hat rack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hatstand; hattree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rack furnished with pegs on which hats, coats, etc., may be hung.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rack with hooks for temporarily holding coats and hats

Etymologies

hat +‎ rack (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Did he just say my hatrack had violated his ancestors?"

    "We Are the Last Minority" Say Surrealist Poets

  • I DO aspire to use my noggin as something other than a hatrack, although all too frequently I fail, here and elsewhere.

    Bush Slanders Freedom « Antiwar.com Blog

  • Use your noggin for something besides a Baby Bush hatrack.

    Torturous

  • Orson Scott Card is at hatrack.com, short for the title of his site, Hatrack River.

    titles are not my forte

  • I may decide to sell off the wing chun wooden dummy, as I'm only using it for a hatrack.

    purging

  • I said I'd like to see them, and she stepped aside to gesture me into the black-and-white-tiled hall; it was wallpapered and dominated by an enormous hatrack and umbrella stand, the middle section of which was a full-length mirror.

    Time and Again

  • She brushed past him, slung her bags beneath the old oak hatrack beside the door.

    Black Blade

  • Gnimsh snorted as a hatrack appeared at the end of the bed.

    War of the Twins

  • A tiny dingy office; two desks, buried in paper, a filing cabinet that wouldn't close properly, and a hatrack.

    Frost at Christmas

  • We were replaced by my husband, a towering hatrack of a man, gaunt and cavernous and haunted-looking as always, sitting on our flowered sofa.

    Earthly Possessions

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