or ricrac noun Etymology: reduplication of 4rack Date: 1884 a flat braid woven to form zigzags and used especially as trimming on clothing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rickrack — Rick rack , n. A kind of openwork edging made of serpentine braid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rickrack — ☆ rickrack [rik′rak΄ ] n. [redupl. of RACK1] flat, zigzag braid for trimming dresses, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Rickrack — Articleissues OR = September 2008 orphan = November 2006 refimprove = July 2006Rickrack is a flat narrow braid woven in zigzag form, used as a trimming for clothing or curtains. [cite encyclopedia |editor=Pickett, Joseph P. et al.… …   Wikipedia

  • rickrack — /rik rak /, n. a narrow, zigzag braid or ribbon used as a trimming on clothing, linens, etc. Also, ricrac. [1880 85, Amer.; gradational redupl. of RACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rickrack — noun A zigzag trim sewn to clothes for decoration …   Wiktionary

  • rickrack — noun braided trimming in a zigzag pattern, used on clothes. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • rickrack — rick·rack …   English syllables

  • rickrack — rick•rack or ricrac [[t]ˈrɪkˌræk[/t]] n. clo a narrow zigzag braid or ribbon used as a trim • Etymology: 1880–85, amer.; gradational redupl. of rack I …   From formal English to slang

  • rickrack — /ˈrɪkræk/ (say rikrak) noun a narrow zigzag braid used to trim clothing, etc. Also, ricrac. {dissimilated reduplication of rack1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rickrack — var. of RICRAC …   Useful english dictionary

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