- offering services or goods at low cost because of avoidance of expensive interior decoration, as by displaying clothing for sale on plain pipe racks.
Origin of pipe-rack
First recorded in 1945–50
- a usually wheeled rack of metal piping on which to hang clothing, as in a store.
- a small rack, usually of wood, for holding a smoker's pipes.
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Examples from the Web for pipe-rack
Below this were a pipe-rack, an aneroid, and a clock with a hearty tick.The Riddle of the Sands
Just below the window and over the desk, was a pipe-rack with pipes to fit every mood and fancy of a lonely man.Joyce of the North Woods
Harriet T. Comstock
A combination of this form with the design for a pipe-rack can easily be made if desired.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
Well, after breakfast, about eleven o'clock that's to say, I light up—look at my pipe-rack—and read newspapers.In the Year of Jubilee
Near the mantel was a pipe-rack filled with fine specimens of briar-wood and meerschaum pipes.At the Time Appointed
A. Maynard Barbour