the stake

noun

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: a post that a person was tied to and burned on in the past as a form of punishment Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.

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“The stake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20stake. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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