gallows gallows  /ˈɡæ loʊz/


  • (n) an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging


  1. The gallows in my garden, people say, Is new and neat and adequately tall.
  2. With Saddam the latest to face the gallows, critics accuse Baghdad of hiding the real number of prisoners who are executed.


  1. Nigerian State Hangs 4 Convicted Criminals

    Traumatized inmates heard screams and thuds from the gallows as Nigerian authorities Monday hanged four convicted criminals in the West African nation's first known executions since 2006, a human rights lawyer said. A fifth man at Benin City Prison was briefly saved when the executioner had technical problems with the gallows, Chino Obiagwu of the national lawyers' rights group LEPAD told The ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

  2. Gallows Point Resort Finishes Massive Renovation Project and Receives Multiple National Hospitality Awards

    Gallows Point Resort, the only fully-equipped luxury condo resort on the island of St. John, has completed a major three-year renovation project of the resort’s 60 units. The popular online travel review site, Trip Advisor has honored the resort with several prestigious awards. (PRWeb June 24, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 24, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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  1. "There's got to be a little gallows humor to get you through the day," Obama said. "If you had said to us a year ago that the least of my problems would be Iraq, which is still a pretty serious problem, I don't think anybody would have...
    on Mar 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. Spector says cancelling the trip was a savvy decision by the government because "the prime minister has no business being there when his counterpart is two steps away from the gallows."
    on Jun 6, 2006 By: Norman Spector Source: 940 News

  3. "Let's put up a bunch of guillotines and gallows," said Vyacheslav Bykov, the team's coach, responding to a reporter's suggestion last week that the hockey team might not have seriously prepared. "We have 35 people on the hockey team. Let's...
    on Mar 1, 2010 By: Vyacheslav Bykov Source: New York Times

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