gibbet


1gib·bet

noun \ˈji-bət\

Definition of GIBBET

1
:  gallows 1a
2
:  an upright post with a projecting arm for hanging the bodies of executed criminals as a warning

Origin of GIBBET

Middle English gibet, from Anglo-French
First Known Use: 13th century

2gibbet

transitive verb

Definition of GIBBET

1
a :  to expose to infamy or public scorn
b :  to hang on a gibbet
2
:  to execute by hanging on a gibbet

First Known Use of GIBBET

1646

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