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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A wooden frame on which criminals were hanged in the past with a rope around their neck. Gallows.

Usage examples (35)
  • A gibbet was set up in the middle of the historical town.
  • “The gibbet is a balance with a man at one end and the whole world at the other.
  • The elbow of the gibbet was a square hall which was used as the servants 'hall, and which the nuns called the buttery.
  • The nation's gibbet is their proper destiny. for more
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