Associations to the word «Gallows»

Pictures for the word «Gallows»

Wiktionary

GALLOWS, noun. Wooden framework on which persons are put to death by hanging.
GALLOWS, noun. (colloquial) (obsolete) A wretch who deserves to be hanged.
GALLOWS, noun. (printing) (obsolete) The rest for the tympan when raised.
GALLOWS, noun. (colloquial) (obsolete) suspenders; braces
GALLOWS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gallow
GALLOWS BIRD, noun. (archaic) A person who deserves to be, or is likely to be hanged.
GALLOWS BIRDS, noun. Plural of gallows bird
GALLOWS FRAME, noun. (mining) headframe.
GALLOWS FRAMES, noun. Plural of gallows frame
GALLOWS HUMOR, noun. (US) (idiomatic) Comedy that still manages to be funny in the face of, and in response to, a tragic or hopeless situation.
GALLOWS HUMOUR, noun. (UK) Alternative spelling of gallows humor
GALLOWS TREE, noun. Alternative term for gallows

Dictionary definition

GALLOWS, noun. An instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging.

Wise words

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