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gibbet

gib·bet

gibbet

pronunciation:
jI biht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a structure built for execution by hanging and for the public exhibition of those hanged, consisting of a vertical post to which a horizontal beam is attached at the top; gallows.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gibbeted, gibbeting, gibbets
definition: to execute or display on a gibbet.
similar words:
hang