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racking

[ rak-ing ]
/ ˈræk ɪŋ /
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noun Masonry.

the stepping back of the ends of courses successively from bottom to top in an unfinished wall to facilitate resumption of work or bonding with an intersecting wall.

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Origin of racking

First recorded in 1890–95; rack1 + -ing1
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