Definition - rack

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rack
  1. go at a rack; "the horses single-footed"
  2. 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"
  3. put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera"
  4. a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
  5. a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body
  6. a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
  7. framework for holding objects
  8. an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
  9. torture on the rack
  10. the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"
  11. seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
  12. rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
  13. work on a rack;

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