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rabbit punch a short, sharp punch to the back of the neck.
rabbit's foot the hind foot of a rabbit, sometimes carried as a good luck charm.
rabble1 a confused and uncontrolled crowd; disorderly mob. [3 definitions]
rabble2 a tool or device used in a furnace to stir or mix molten metals or to skim off impurities. [2 definitions]
rabble-rouser one who stirs up the emotions or prejudices of a mob; demagogue; agitator.
rabid of or pertaining to rabies or to one infected with rabies. [3 definitions]
rabies an infectious viral disease of mammals usu. transmitted by the bite of an infected animal, causing inflammation of the central nervous system that results in violent and irrational behavior followed by death if not treated.
raccoon a nocturnal North American mammal having brownish gray fur, masklike black facial markings, and black rings around the tail. [2 definitions]
raccoon dog a small wild dog of Asia that has long loose fur, a short thick tail, and dark markings around the eyes resembling those of a raccoon.
race1 a competition in which one wins by being the fastest. [8 definitions]
race2 a human population sharing certain common hereditary physical features. [5 definitions]
race-baiting engaging in verbal abuse of members of another race, esp. in front of a group of people of one's own race in order to agitate and sway.
racecar an automobile used in auto racing.
racecourse a track or route along which races are run.
racehorse a horse trained or bred for racing.
raceme in botany, a type of flowering in which blooms occur on short stalks extending from the main axis of the stem.
racemic of a chemical compound, containing equal quantities of isomers that rotate polarized light to the left and right, so that the net effect is zero.
racer a person who takes part in races. [3 definitions]
race riot widespread violence or destruction in a community that arises from racial conflict or hatred.
racerunner any of several fast-moving long-tailed American lizards.
racetrack a track or course used for racing.