Definitions for: Ruck

[n] a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things; "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the children resembled a fairy herd"
[n] an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
[v] become puckered

Webster (1913) Definition: Ruck, n.
A roc. [Obs. or prov. Eng.] --Drayton.

Ruck, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Rucked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Rucking.] [Icel hrukkast to wrinkle, hrukka wrinkle, fold.]
To draw into wrinkles or unsightly folds; to crease; as, to
ruck up a carpet. --Smart.

Ruck, n. [Icel. hrukka. Cf. Ruck, v. t.]
A wrinkle or crease in a piece of cloth, or in needlework.

Ruck, v. i. [Cf. Dan. ruge to brood, to hatch.]
To cower; to huddle together; to squat; to sit, as a hen on
eggs. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Gower. South.

The sheep that rouketh in the fold. --Chaucer.

Ruck, n. [Cf. Ruck.]
1. A heap; a rick. [Prov Eng. & Scot.]

2. The common sort, whether persons or things; as, the ruck
in a horse race. [Colloq.]

The ruck in society as a whole. --Lond. Sat.

Synonyms: herd, pucker, pucker, ruck up

See Also: bend, concourse, crease, crease, crimp, crinkle, crisp, flexure, fold, multitude, plication, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, throng, wrinkle

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