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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative term for gallows

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. same as gallows.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gallows.

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

  • n. alternative terms for gallows
  • n. 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