[ hat-rak ]
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  1. a frame, stand, or post having knobs or hooks for hanging hats.

Origin of hatrack

First recorded in 1870–75; hat + rack1

Words Nearby hatrack

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How to use hatrack in a sentence

  • India gave a little exclamation and moved toward the hatrack.

    The Highgrader | William MacLeod Raine
  • He hung it up upon a black walnut hatrack with which its designer had incorporated a slab of white marble.

    I Walked in Arden | Jack Crawford
  • All evening the bell had been ringing, and the little card tray on the hatrack was filled with visiting cards.

    The Breaking Point | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He went out gaily, followed by Mrs. Carr's accusing eyes to the hatrack, where he stopped to take his glossy silk hat from a peg.

    Life and Gabriella | Ellen Glasgow
  • Bud is going to race hatrack against that magpie horse grazing out there, and throw in a six-shooter if the old gent wins.

    Ted Strong's Motor Car | Edward C. Taylor