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gibbet

noun gib·bet \ 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

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Origin and Etymology of gibbet

Middle English gibet, from Anglo-French


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gibbet

verb

Definition of gibbet

transitive verb
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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