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A flat wooden framework that is locked around a person's neck and borne on the shoulders, formerly used in China to punish petty criminals.
[French, from Portuguese canga, yoke, cangue, perhaps of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh cam, crooked.]
(Historical Terms) (formerly in China) a large wooden collar worn by petty criminals as a punishment
[C18: from French, from Portuguese canga yoke]