rack time

rack time

Time spent by a soldier in his bunk sleeping or recuperating. The vice admiral made a public statement vowing to give all sailors more rack time so that they can perform their duties with greater efficiency.
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rack duty

verb
See also: duty, rack

rack time

and rack duty
n. time spent in bed. (Military.) Gee, I need some more rack time. I was on rack duty for my entire leave.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Getting back to his garage he was able to join later in the race for rack time, but eventually pitted for good.
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