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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards for punishment and is exposed to public scorn.

Usage examples (31)
  • The museum has a picture of a pillory that was used in the village long ago.
  • For a man in the pillory was a fitting object for laughter and rude jests.
  • (Perhaps the "pillory" was already booked-up solid.) dylan
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