cangue

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noun

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

cangue

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transitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
: to compel to wear a cangue

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

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“Cangue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cangue. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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