Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who is subjected to paying rack rent.
  • n. One who exacts rack rent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who is subjected to paying rack-rent.
  • n. One who exacts rack-rent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is subjected to the payment of rack-rent.
  • n. One who rack-rents his tenants.

Etymologies

rack rent +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The most dramatic point in the affair is when the open and indecent rack-renter turns on the decent young man of means and proves to him that he is equally guilty, that he also can only grind his corn by grinding the faces of the poor.

    George Bernard Shaw

  • But he is only just and fair, which, in the ethics of Irish agrarianism, is equivalent to being a rack-renter and a tyrant.

    The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent

  • The military triumph of the rack-renter or the Whiteboy would be the happiest issue of the strife.

    Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry

  • Rutun Sing, the father of Seobuksh, is said to have been a greater rack-renter, rebel, and robber than his son is, and together they have injured the estate a good deal, and reduced it from a rent-roll of one hundred thousand to one of forty.

    A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II

  • I believe, sir, that on this Commission the real source of evil will never be traced; we shall hear of the grinding middleman and the rack-renter, but nothing dangerous to these magnates, or to the trade-system itself -- unless ---- "She paused, and left silence to carry her message.

    King John of Jingalo The Story of a Monarch in Difficulties

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