HyperDic: gallows

English > 1 sense of the word gallows:
NOUNartifactgallowsan instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
gallows > pronunciation
Soundsgae'lowz
RhymesAmbrose ... Windows: 49 rhymes with owz...
English > gallows: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging.
Partshangman's rope, hangman's halter, halter, hemp, hempen necktieA rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
Narrowergallows tree, gallows-tree, gibbet, gallousAlternative terms for gallows
Broaderinstrument of executionAn instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishcadalso, horca, patíbulo
Catalanforca

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