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Definition of gallows:

  1. A frame from which is suspended the rope with which criminals are executed by hanging, usually consisting of two upright posts and a crossbeam on the top; also, a like frame for suspending anything.
  2. A pair of suspenders or braces.
  3. A wretch who deserves the gallows.
  4. of Gallows
  5. The rest for the tympan when raised.


tree, drop, Tyburn Tree, yardarm, gibbet, halter, gallowstree, gallous.

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