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gallows

gal·lows

gallows

 
pronunciation:
gae loz
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: gallows, gallowses
definition 1: a wooden frame from which one or more nooses are suspended for the execution by hanging of condemned prisoners.
definition 2: any similar supporting structure.
definition 3: execution by hanging (usu. prec. by the).
condemned to the gallows
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