Gallows - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡæloʊz|  American pronunciation of the word gallows
Brit.  |ˈɡaləʊz|  British pronunciation of the word gallows

noun

- an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging

Examples

He was sentenced to death on the gallows.

I want to supply each of my pairs of pants with its own set of gallows.

...the queen has vowed that none of the traitors shall scape the gallows, be their station ever so high...

Word forms

noun
singular: gallows
plural: gallows
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