cangue cangue

Definition(s):

  • (n) an instrument of punishment formerly used in China for petty criminals; consists of a heavy wooden collar enclosing the neck and arms

Usage(s):

  • Solomon illustrates this with a 19th Century photograph of two people suffering the cangue, or penal collar, in which their faces are framed for public censure.

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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /