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gal·lows

 (găl′ōz)
n. pl. gallows or gal·lows·es
1.
a. A device usually consisting of two upright posts supporting a crossbeam from which a noose is suspended and used for execution by hanging; a gallows tree.
b. A similar structure used for supporting or suspending.
2. Execution by hanging: a crime punishable by the gallows.

[Middle English galwes, pl. of galwe, gallows, from Old English gealga, galga.]

gallows

(ˈɡæləʊz)
n, pl -lowses or -lows
1. a wooden structure usually consisting of two upright posts with a crossbeam from which a rope is suspended, used for hanging criminals
2. (Building) any timber structure resembling this, such as (in Australia and New Zealand) a frame for hoisting up the bodies of slaughtered cattle
3. the gallows execution by hanging
[C13: from Old Norse galgi, replacing Old English gealga; related to Old High German galgo]

gal•lows

(ˈgæl oʊz, -əz)

n., pl. -lows, -lows•es.
1. a wooden frame consisting of two upright timbers with a crossbeam from which condemned persons are hanged.
2. a similar structure from which something is suspended.
3. execution by hanging: a criminal sentenced to the gallows.
[before 900; Old English g(e)algan; c. OHG galgo]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gallows - an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
gallous, gallows tree, gallows-tree, gibbet - alternative terms for gallows
hangman's halter, hangman's rope, hempen necktie, halter, hemp - a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
instrument of execution - an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

gallows

noun scaffold, gibbet They were hanged at Smithfield gallows.
Translations
مِشْنَقَه
šibenice
galge
hirsipuu
vješala
akasztófa
gálgi
kartuvės
karātavas
vislice
galge
darağacıidam sehpası

gallows

[ˈgæləʊz]
A. NSING (gallowses or gallows (pl)) → horca f
B. CPD gallows humour N (fig) → humor m negro or macabro

gallows

[ˈgæləʊz] npotence f

gallows

nGalgen m; to send/bring somebody to the gallowsjdn an den Galgen bringen

gallows

:
gallows bird
n (inf)Galgenvogel m (inf)
gallows humour, (US) gallows humor
nGalgenhumor m

gallows

[ˈgæləʊz] nplforca, patibolo

gallows

(ˈgӕləuz) noun singular
a wooden frame on which criminals were hanged.
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