Meaning of rackie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈraki/


(also rakki)
historical Scottish Nautical
  • A fitting (especially of wood or horn) which encircles the mast and is attached to the yard, enabling it to be raised and lowered; a parrel.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Jamieson (1759–1838), antiquary and philologist. Probably from the unattested Norn reflex of the early Scandinavian word represented by Old Icelandic rakki, Faroese rakki, Norwegian rakke, etc.