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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The next morning Joe Bruner had me taken down to the whipping post where I was to receive