[ pahyp-rak ]
/ ˈpaɪpˌræk /

adjective Informal.

offering services or goods at low cost because of avoidance of expensive interior decoration, as by displaying clothing for sale on plain pipe racks.

Nearby words

  1. pipe vine,
  2. pipe wrench,
  3. pipe-clay,
  4. pipe-dream,
  5. pipe-layer,
  6. pipeclay,
  7. piped music,
  8. pipefish,
  9. pipefitting,
  10. pipeful

Origin of pipe-rack

First recorded in 1945–50

pipe rack


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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