What does the word rack mean?

Usage examples for rack

  1. I was sleeping in the station, way up on top of a tire rack. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  2. But if that is so it is a misfortune, not a crime for which one should be put on the rack! – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  3. " Let's sit here, Miller," he said, having selected a seat near the rear of the car and deposited his suitcase in a rack. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt