variants: or less commonly cang \ ˈkaŋ , -​ˈai-​ \
plural -s

Definition of cangue

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a large, flat, square or rectangular device that was formerly used in some Asian countries like a portable pillory for confining the neck and sometimes also the hands as punishment
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Definition of cangue (Entry 2 of 2)

: to compel to wear a cangue

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History and Etymology for cangue


French cangue, from Portuguese canga yoke, perhaps of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish camm crooked

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