rack-renter
noun Date: 1680 one that pays or exacts rack rent

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  • Rack-renter — Rack rent er (r[a^]k r[e^]nt [ e]r), n. 1. One who is subjected to paying rack rent. [1913 Webster] 2. One who exacts rack rent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rack-renter — [rak′rent΄ər] n. one who pays or exacts rack rent * * * See rack rent. * * * …   Universalium

  • rack-renter — [rak′rent΄ər] n. one who pays or exacts rack rent …   English World dictionary

  • rack-renter — n. person who demands rack rent, one who exacts excessively high rent; person who is subject to rack rent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rack-renter — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : one who pays rack rent 2. : one who exacts rack rent …   Useful english dictionary

  • rack-rent — rack renter, n. /rak rent /, n. 1. Also, rack rent. rent equal to or nearly equal to the full annual value of a property. v.t. 2. to exact the highest possible rent for. 3. to demand rack rent from. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • rack — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a framework usu. with rails, bars, hooks, etc., for holding or storing things. b a frame for holding animal fodder. 2 a cogged or toothed bar or rail engaging with a wheel or pinion etc., or using pegs to adjust the position of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rack rent — noun an extortionate rent • Hypernyms: ↑rent * * * noun Etymology: rack (IV) : a rent equal or nearly equal to the full annual value of the property : an excessive or unreasonably high rent * * * 1. n. an extortionate or very high rent, esp. an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rack rent — noun a very high rent. Derivatives rack renter noun Origin C16 (as rack rented): from rack1 (in the sense cause stress ) + rent1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • rack-rent — /ˈræk rɛnt/ (say rak rent) noun 1. a rent for land equal or nearly equal to its full annual value. 2. an exorbitant rent. –verb (t) 3. to exact the highest possible rent for. 4. to demand rack rent from. {rack1 (verb) + rent1} –rack renter, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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