1. a usually wheeled rack of metal piping on which to hang clothing, as in a store.
2. a small rack, usually of wood, for holding a smoker's pipes.
Pronunciation: (pīp'rak"), [key]
offering services or goods at low cost because of avoidance of expensive interior decoration, as by displaying clothing for sale on plain pipe racks.
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