gibbet : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  alternative terms for gallows
  • v  hang on an execution instrument
  • v  expose to ridicule or public scorn

  • The cadaver dangled on a gibbet all day long on the twelfth anniversary of Charles I's execution, then was cut down and decapitated; the body was buried under the gallows at Tyburn .
  • The rig looked like a gibbet, nailed to the white railing fence of the newly opened Branchdale Racing Park near Holly Hill.
  • Back in Paris, at the age of 31, he faced the gibbet of Montfaucon for a second time, was again liberated, sentenced to ten years' exile.
News & Articles

  • Anniversary
    Mr. and Mrs. Gilroy TOM and ELLIE (SAFRINE) GILROY of Chelmsford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a private family celebration at Gibbet Hill in Groton.
    Aug. 11, 2013 - Lowell Sun

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