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Meaning & Definition of Gallows in English

English

Gallows

/gæloʊz/

noun

1. An instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging

    synonym:
  • gallows

Examples of using

You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.