the stake

Definition of the stake

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

stakeplay
  1. :  a pointed piece of wood or other material driven or to be driven into the ground as a marker or support

    :  a post to which a person is bound for execution by burning

    :  execution by burning at a stake

  1. :  to mark the limits of by or as if by stakes

    :  to tether to a stake

    :  bet, wager


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