Gallows meaning

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The death sentence by hanging.
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Wooden framework on which persons are put to death by hanging.
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gallow.
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The definition of gallows are a framework or support used for hanging people.

An example of gallows are nooses hanging from trees meant to hang people convicted of crimes.

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Execution by hanging.

A crime punishable by the gallows.

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An upright frame with a crossbeam and a rope, for hanging condemned persons.
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Any structure like this, used for suspending or supporting.
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Origin of gallows

  • Middle English galwes pl. of galwe gallows from Old English gealga, galga

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English ġealga.

    From Wiktionary