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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a post to which offenders are tied, to be legally whipped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The post to which are tied persons condemned to punishment by whipping; hence, the punishment itself, frequently employed for certain offenses, and still retained in some communities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. post formerly used in public to which offenders are tied to be whipped

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