1. When an angry mob publicly beats or executes an individual or small group of individuals who have not received fair representation under the law.
This is the original meaning of the word and was made popular by whites during the period of slavery in the Southern US.
The term is still used today by skinheads and the KKK.
2. To gain possession of an item, either rightfully or by stealing it.
1. KKK leader: Alright boys, let's go lynch some niggers!
2. Alex: Hey Bob, lynch me one of them cookies!
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