racking back

racking back

The stepping back of courses of brick during the construction phase of a wall, usually in expectation of the wall’s completion at a later date.
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The M&Ps passed accuracy and torture tests with flying colors, including the "snow test," important in wintry Vermont: firing an M&P until it was very hot, then dropping it onto the ground and covering it with a thick layer of snow, packing it down, and then digging out the pistol, racking back the slide and seeing if it would operate normally.
For faster cycle times, the operator can back the 994F away from the truck without racking back the bucket.
Current Operations: Picking up and racking back drill pipe and BHA.