racking

Definitions

Construction

  • A method entailing stepping back successive courses of masonry in an unfinished wall.
  • The movement of structural elements out of level or plumb by forces such as stress, wind, or material shrinkage or expansion.
  • The installation of roof shingles in a straight line across the roof instead of on the diagonal. This method is quick, but is not often used because it can produce shingles incorrectly nailed and color variations.

Wine

  • the process of transferring wine from one cask or barrel to another to separate it from its lees
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