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“… a noose and gallows constructed on the …”

meanings of gallows


  1. The rest for the tympan when raised.
  2. A wretch who deserves to be hanged.
  3. Suspenders; braces.
  4. The main frame of a beam engine.
  5. Any contrivance with posts and crossbeam for suspending objects.
  6. Wooden framework on which persons are put to death by hanging.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gallow.


  1. Plural of Gallow.