send to the gallows

Definition of send to the gallows

  1. :  to sentence (someone) to death

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to go: such as

    :  to propel or throw in a particular direction

    :  deliver

  1. :  the lift of a wave :  scend

  1. :  a frame usually of two upright posts and a transverse beam from which criminals are hanged —called also gallows tree

    :  the punishment of hanging

    :  a structure consisting of an upright frame with a crosspiece

  1. :  deserving the gallows

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