Definition - rack

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rack
  1. draw off from the lees; "rack wine"
  2. fly in high wind
  3. run before a gale
  4. go at a rack; "the horses single-footed"
  5. obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
  6. put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera"
  7. a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
  8. a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body
  9. a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
  10. framework for holding objects
  11. torture on the rack
  12. an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
  13. seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
  14. the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"

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