variants or less commonly gansh
: to execute or kill by impaling on stakes or hooks
field mice … ganched upon the hooksD. C. Peattie

Word History


modification of Turkish kancalamak to put on a hook, from kanca large hook, modification of Greek gampsos curved

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“Ganch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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