from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A device used for hanging a person until dead; a gallows.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A gallows.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun same as gallows.

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  • noun Alternative term for gallows

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

  • noun alternative terms for gallows
  • noun alternative terms for gallows


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  • Mother, did you bring me gold

    Or silver to pay my fee

    For to save my body from the cold clay ground

    My neck from the gallows tree

    -Judy Collins, THE PRICKILIE BUSH

    June 1, 2009