I'm new to Starcraft and when I look on the Starcraft subreddit or here in some questions I often encounter term RAX usually in context with Terrans. But I don't know what it means.

What does it mean?

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"RAX" is shorthand for "barracks", a Terran structure that produces infantry units.

It's often used to describe build orders. So something like "3-Rax Reaper" is denoting an opener that involves getting three barracks quickly and producing Reaper units with them.

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    Ahhh... I get it now... just read it out loud and it makes sense, Thanks.
    – edasssus
    Commented Jul 15, 2016 at 12:21
  • No prob. Unfortunately, there's a lot of jargon in Starcraft to get used to. Commented Jul 15, 2016 at 12:22
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    Fortunately a lot of terms are here described.
    – edasssus
    Commented Jul 15, 2016 at 12:24

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