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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A platform from which people who have been sentenced to death are hanged by the neck.

Usage examples (28)
  • There was a gallows set up in the middle of the Old West Town.
  • The Germans call it gallows-humour; the French, 1'humour noir.
  • Under the gallows was a new invented stage, to be struck from under him.
  • The gallows was a crude wooden structure, just three posts with crossbeams. for more
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